Recently deposed Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon arrived at London's Gatwick airport on Tuesday night (12 August) to join his family.
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Background: Recently deposed Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon arrived at London's Gatwick airport on Tuesday night (12 August) to join his family.
General Gowon was overthrown by a bloodless military coup in Nigeria while he was attending the Organisation of African Unity summit in Uganda on 29 July.
At the time, his wife, Victoria, and family were on holiday in London.
General Gowon has been staying in the Togolese capital, Lome, since he left Uganda on 1 August. He is a personal friend of the Togolese head of state, President Gnassingbe Eyadema.....and informed sources in Lome have suggested that the deposed Nigerian leader might decide to take his family into exile in Togo.
British government officials said that they were informed of General Gowon's intention to visit Britain, but they could not say how long he would be in the country.