Republic to date is replete with interesting facts.
a high ranking military officer who staged a violent coup against the government of
General Ibrahim Babangida on April 22, 1990.
various military posts around Lagos, Dodan Barracks, military
headquarters and presidential residence.
barracks were attacked but managed to escape through an alternative route at the back .
the consideration of an excision of five northern states.
On behalf of the patriotic and well-meaning peoples of the
Middle Belt and the southern parts of this country,
I , Major Gideon Orka, wish to happily inform you of the successful ousting of
the dictatorial, corrupt, drug baronish, evil man, deceitful,
homo-sexually-centered, prodigalistic, un-patriotic administration of General
Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.
We have equally commenced their trials for unabated
corruption, mismanagement of the nation’s economy, murders of Dele Giwa,
Major-General Mamman Vasta and other officers as there was no attempted coup
but mere intentions that were yet to materialize and other human rights
disbanded with immediate effect. Decrees Number 2 and 46 are hereby abrogated.
We wish to emphasis that this is not just another coup but a well conceived,
planned and executed revolution for the marginalized, oppressed and enslaved peoples
of the Middle Belt and the south with a view to freeing ourselves and children
yet unborn from eternal slavery and colonization by a clique of this country.
instances of callous and insensitive dominatory repressive intrigues by those
who think it is their birthright to dominate till eternity the political and
economic privileges of this great country to the exclusion of the people of the
Middle Belt and the south. They have almost succeeded in subjugating the Middle
Belt and making them voiceless and now extending same to the south.
oppression and marginalization is against the wish of God and therefore, must
be resisted with the vehemence. Anything that has a beginning must have an end.
It will also suffice here to state that all Nigerians without skeleton in their
cupboards need not to be afraid of this change. However, those with skeleton in
their cupboards have all reasons to fear, because the time of reckoning has
primary reasons we decided to oust the satanic Babangida
The reasons are as follows:
as Nigeria’s life president at all costs and by so doing, retard the progress
of this country for life. In order to be able to achieve this undesirable goals
of his, he has evidently started destroying those groups and sections he
perceived as being able to question his desires. Examples of groups already
neutralized, pitched against one another or completely destroyed are:
cause division within the hitherto strong Sokoto caliphate.
especially the Lantang people, as a balancing force in the body politics of
the usage of State Security Service, SSS, as a tool of terror.
(4) The intent to cow the students by the promulgation of the draconian decree
staff by an intended massive purge, using the 150 million dollar loan as the
make them ineffective and also crowning his diabolical scheme through the
intended retrenchment of more than half of the members of the armed forces.
life president against the wishes of the people are:
putting under his direct control the SSS, his deliberate manipulation of the
transition programme, his introduction of inconceivable, unrealistic and
impossible political options, his recent fraternisation with other African
leaders that have installed themselves as life presidents and his dogged
determination to create a secret force called the national guard, independent
of the armed forces and the police which will be answerable to himself alone,
both operationally and administratively.
Babangida is unacceptable to Nigerians of the 1990’s, and, therefore, must be
resisted by all.
Another major reason for the change
is the need to stop
intrigues, domination and internal colonisation of the Nigerian state by the
so-called chosen few.
percent of the problems of Nigerians. This indeed has been the major clog in
our wheel of progress. This clique has an unabated penchant for domination and
unrivalled fostering of mediocrity and outright detest for accountability, all
put together have been our undoing as a nation. This will ever remain our
threat if not checked immediately.
perpetrated by this clique and misrule, Nigeria will have in all ways achieved
developmental virtues comparable to those in Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, India, and
even Japan. Evidence, therefore, this cancerous dominance has as a factor
constituted by a major and unpardonable clog in the wheel of progress of the
Nigerian state (Sic). It is suffice to mention a few distasteful intrigues
engineered by this group of Nigerians in recent past. These are:
(1) The shabby and dishonourable
treatment meted on the longest serving Nigerian general in the person of
General Domkat Bali, who in actual fact had given credibility to the Babangida
the all powerful clique.
Ebitu Ukiwe, Professor Tam David-West, Mr. Aret Adams and so on from office.
(4) The now-pervasive and on-going retrenchment of Middle Belt and southerners
from public offices and their instant replacement by the favoured class and
(5) The deliberate disruption of the educational culture and retarding its
place to suit the favoured class to the detriment of other educational minded
parts of this country.
Middle Belt and the south, making them working ghosts and feeding on the
formulae of 0-1-1 or 0-0-0 while the aristocratic class and their stooges are living
in absolute affluence on a daily basis without working for it.
intrigues of its class, where people and stooges that can best be described by
the fact that even though they contribute very little economically to the well
being of Nigeria, they have over the years served and presided over the
supposedly national wealth derived in the main from the Middle Belt and the
southern part of this country, while the people from these parts of the country
have been completely deprived from benefiting from the resources given to them
foundation for the real democratic take off of the Nigerian state or states as
they circumstances may dictate. In the light of all the above and in
recognition of the negativeness of the aforementioned aristocratic factor, the
overall progress of the Nigerian state a temporary decision to excise the
following states namely, Sokoto, Borno, Katsina, Kano and Bauchi states from
the Federal Republic of Nigeria comes into effect immediately until the
following conditions are met.
the aforementioned states are as following:
Maccido, who is the people’s choice.
to the federal government to vouch that the feudalistic and aristocratic quest
for domination and operation will be a thing of the past and will never be
practised in any part of the Nigeria state.
mentioned are temporarily suspended from all public and private offices in
Middle Belt and southern parts of this country until the mentioned conditions
above are met.
within one week from today. They will, however, be allowed to return and join the Federal Republic of Nigeria when the stipulated conditions are met. In the
same vein, all citizens of the Middle Belt and the south are required to come
back to their various states pending when the so-called all-in-all Nigerians
meet the conditions that will ensure a united Nigeria. A word is enough for the
public officials and recovering their ill-gotten wealth, since the days of the
oil boom to date. Even in these hard times, when Nigerians are dying from
hunger, trekking many miles to work for lack of transportation, a few other
Nigerians with complete impunity are living in unbelievable affluence both
inside and outside the country.
back to the public treasury for the use of the masses of our people. You are
all advised to remain calm as there is no cause for alarm. We are fully in
control of the situation as directed by God.
are closed forthwith. The former Armed Forces Ruling Council is now disbanded
and replaced with National Ruling Council to be chaired by the head of state
with other members being a civilian vice-head of state, service chiefs,
inspector general of police, one representative each from NLC, NUJ, NBA, and
further notice. All members of the armed forces and the police forces are
hereby confined to their respective barracks. All unlawful and criminal acts by
those attempting to cause chaos will be ruthlessly crushed.
order. All radio stations are hereby advised to hook on permanently to the
national network programme until further notice.
May God and Allah through his bountiful mercies bless us all.
Unfortunately, the coup
by the Babangida regime and Orkar was executed for his role. Unknown to him, while Orkar was busy delivering his passionate speech, Babangida’s foot soldiers were rallying loyal troops to counter the rebellion which many thought has overtaken the rein of government.
When quizzed by a reporter with Vanguard Newspaper during his 74th Birthday ceremony in August 2015, hear him:
“I can remember very well that I had some loyal officers who were supposed to be my protectors and my body guard.
“Initially they told me to leave but I told them no, I am not leaving anywhere but they remained steadfast and later I took my family outside Dodan Barracks and I joined my guards. So we went out of Dodan Barracks and we went to a safe house where we got in contact with loyal troops. May God bless Sani Abacha.
“April 1990 Coup D’etat Speech”. April 1990 Coup Speech DAWODU.COM
African concord. (1990). The Coup Major