Umaru Mohammed

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Umaru Mohammed
Military Governor of North-Western/Sokoto State
In office
July 1975 – July 1978
Preceded by Usman Faruk
Succeeded by Gado Nasko
Personal details
Born Hadejia, Jigawa State, Nigeria
Died 26 May 1980

Lt. Colonel (later Brigadier) Umaru Mohammed was appointed Governor of North-Western State in Nigeria in July 1975 at the start of the military regime of General Murtala Mohammed. In February 1976 North-Western State was split into Niger State and Sokoto State. Umaru Mohammed continued as Governor of Sokoto State until July 1978.[1]

Umaru Mohammed died on 26 May 1980 in a crash of an Air Force Fokker F27 on the way to São Tomé and Príncipe on a diplomatic mission.[2] He was travelling in place of his professional friend Ibrahim Babangida, who had just been approved to travel to the United States for professional training.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Nigerian States". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  2. ^ Nowa Omoigui. "Barracks: The History Behind Those Names". Dawodu. Retrieved 2010-01-06.