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Metro Civil War Hero, Gen. Benjamin Adekunle, aka ‘Black Scorpion’ is dead



Civil War hero, retired General Benjamin Adekunle, popularly known as ‘Black Scorpion’ has died on Saturday morning in Lagos aged 78.

Adekunle, who was compulsorily retried from the Nigerian Army in 1974, was the first to lead the 3rd Marine Commando, that eventually spearheaded the end of the three-year war in January 1970, #Punch says.

Olusegun Obasanjo succeeded Adekunle, arguably the most conspicuous and controversial figure during the war, in the 3rd Marine Commando .

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