Nigerian general (1936-2014)
Benjamin Adesanya Maja Adekunle (26 June 1936 – 13 September 2014) was a Nigerian Army leader. He served as general during many important Nigerian battles. Some of which, he is known for fighting at the Congo Crisis battles and fought during the Nigerian Civil War. He began his service years in 1958. He retired in 1974.
|General Officer Commanding 3 Armoured Division, Nigerian Army|
July 1967 – May 1969
|Succeeded by||Col. O. Obasanjo|
|Born||26 June 1936|
Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria
|Died||13 September 2014 (aged 78)|
|Alma mater||Royal Military Academy Sandhurst|
|Nickname(s)||The Black Scorpion|
|Years of service||1958–1974|
|Commands||3 Marine Commando|
|Battles/wars||Congo Crisis Nigerian Civil War|
- ↑ "Benjamin Adekunle is dead". YNaija.com. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
- Adekunle, Abiodun (2003). The Nigeria-Biafra Letters: A Soldier’s Story. Africa Phoenix Group. ISBN 0-9740761-0-4.
- Media related to Benjamin Adekunle at Wikimedia Commons