Samuel Femi Daramola

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Samuel Olufemi Daramola (born 1928) is a retired Nigerian Army officer. He rose through the ranks to become a Brigadier General before he retired in 1978. He served during the Nigerian Civil War and was head of several units and battalions in the Army.

Daramola was born on June 12, 1928, in Ilupeju – Ekiti (then known as Egosi Ekiti) into a Yoruba family. He was a graduate of the Senior Course at the Command and Staff College Jaji.[1] He was the commandant of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI) before he retired. He joined the Nigerian Army in 1948 and served as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force[2] in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the early 1960s. During the Nigerian Civil War,[3] he provided logistics and signal support for the Federal Government's war efforts against Biafra.

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  1. ^ "Graduates of Senior Course 1". Department of Land Warfare Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "UN Mission in the Congo: 2 Sept 1960-30 June 1964". The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum. 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  3. ^ https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups=#!topic/soc.history.african.biafra/_05MqEwVw8A