Ibrahim Bare Mainassara
Soldier, diplomat and politician.
Ibrahim called 'democratic disorder', breakdown of rule by civilian politicians, and took power in a coup d'etat in 1996. He held senior positions in the past in Niger that got independence in 1960.
Ibrahim was assassinated while in office as president of Niger. He was small, quick-witted and arrogant.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan