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The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by genkins(m): 12:49pm On Nov 05, 2021
On Sunday, April 22, 1990, about five years into Babangida’s bloody rule, a junior soldier, Major Gideon Orkar, announced the most audacious coup in the annals of the country which attempted to oust the fiercely-corrupt Babangida from power. The Orkar coup demystified Babangida, who fled, tail between legs, to Abuja, where he relocated the seat of power to from Lagos after escaping being killed, through the courage of his security aides. Colonel UK Bello his ADC confronted the coup plotters but was killed inside an armoured tank. Subsequently, the coup was foiled and the plotters were arrested. Orkar, a Tiv from Benue State, and 41 other soldiers were shot to death on July 27, 1990.
Maj Saliba Mukoro was alleged to be the ring leader and brain behind the coup. He conscripted Orkar at the later stages.
Maj Saliba Mukoro was the first PhD holder in the military. An intelligent officer of the Military police,US trained and from Delta state.
Documentary on the coup below



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIjRLKqLtTQ

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by lazkizz(m): 1:38pm On Nov 05, 2021
Men with Lion Hearts, young and ready to change the ideology of Nigerians

Now politics have eaten Deep into the Nigeria Army, that its only the Sons/daughters of the corrupt Leaders that can gain admission to N.D.A

While they sell recruitment slots for poor desperate Graduates...


I Repeat Nigeria issa falied state... Until tribalism, nepotism, and religion difference is been addressed properly.

Will become war tore like Syria in the next 3 years.

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by Nigeriadondie: 1:41pm On Nov 05, 2021
I wished it succeeded. Nigeria must be ended to save lives

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by sammybest889(m): 1:42pm On Nov 05, 2021
******TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN******

Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar (October 4, 1952 - July 27, 1990) was a Nigerian military officer who staged a violent coup against the government of General Ibrahim Babangida on April 22, 1990. Orkar and his conspirators seized the FRCN radio station, various military posts around Lagos and the Dodan Barracks, Lagos, the military headquarters and presidential residence. Babangida was present when the barracks were attacked but managed to escape by a back route.

Na God save ibb then (see men DAT are ready 2 put deir life 4 d country)

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by genkins(m): 1:54pm On Nov 05, 2021
sammybest889:
******TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN******

Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar (October 4, 1952 - July 27, 1990) was a Nigerian military officer who staged a violent coup against the government of General Ibrahim Babangida on April 22, 1990. Orkar and his conspirators seized the FRCN radio station, various military posts around Lagos and the Dodan Barracks, Lagos, the military headquarters and presidential residence. Babangida was present when the barracks were attacked but managed to escape by a back route.

Na God save ibb then (see men DAT are ready 2 put deir life 4 d country)

Infact, now that am older, I kind of understand why they did what they did. It was a matter of the Northern domination on the oil rich and literate south.
They failed. That's why Nigeria is still that way till now

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by FellaG: 2:56pm On Nov 05, 2021
lazkizz:
Men with Lion Hearts, young and ready to change the ideology of Nigerians

Now politics have eaten Deep into the Nigeria Army, that its only the Sons/daughters of the corrupt Leaders that can gain admission to N.D.A

While they sell recruitment slots for poor desperate Graduates...


I Repeat Nigeria issa falied state... Until tribalism, nepotism, and religion difference is been addressed properly.

Will become war tore like Syria in the next 3 years.

They made use of tanks and mainly artillery weaponry. Nice strategy but they focused mainly on Lagos and were ready to cut off the north if need be. Brave men

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by genkins(m): 4:48pm On Nov 05, 2021
FellaG:


They made use of tanks and mainly artillery weaponry. Nice strategy but they focused mainly on Lagos and were ready to cut off the north if need be. Brave men

Yes, true

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by SouthNigeriac: 5:04pm On Nov 05, 2021
Pray this generation sees well and are able to step up and stop being a slowpoke in affairs

Today the clowns running affairs are stupidly asking for majority from the almajiri beggers to help secure office of presidential status

God bless Oduduwa republic
God bless biafrans

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by genkins(m): 7:39pm On Nov 05, 2021
Nigeriadondie:
I wished it succeeded. Nigeria must be ended to save lives
I cudnt agree more

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by FellaG: 11:37am On Nov 06, 2021
genkins:


Infact, now that am older, I kind of understand why they did what they did. It was a matter of the Northern domination on the oil rich and literate south.
They failed. That's why Nigeria is still that way till now
Definitely
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by CharleyBright(m): 12:08pm On Nov 06, 2021
The Gideon Orkar coup was majorly orchestrated by officers of Middle- Belt.
The major reason why it failed was the coup planners sought to divide Nigeria by cutting off Northern Nigeria from the rest of the Country.
Why some top ranking officers in the Military were adversed to the corrupt style of the Babangida Administration and would have supported the Orkar coup, but when the clear intent of the coup began to emerge, they backed out especially the christian officers from Plateau and Kaduna who were not liking the idea of being cut off to remain attached to the North.

Till date, the unity of Nigeria is a political game amongst the military officer in North especially the Christian officers from Plateau, Niger and Nasarawa and Kaduna states.
It is not that the Military officer from Northern Nigeria are so muchinterested in the unity of Nigeria, but for them Nigeria must remain United so they would not be left at the mercy of Northern Muslims.

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by Racoon(m): 12:32pm On Nov 06, 2021
I still remember that day especially the shelling around the state house as the coup progressed.The major reasons why the coup failed was because of the failure of the coupists to secure heavy calibre weapons and the pre-mature cutting off of Northern Nigeria from the rest of the country.I remember a soldier was killed @ the armoury that day.RIP sergeant.

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by Racoon(m): 12:33pm On Nov 06, 2021
CharleyBright:
The Gideon Orkar coup was majorly orchestrated by officers of Middle- Belt.The major reason why it failed was the coup planners sought to divide Nigeria by cutting off Northern Nigeria from the rest of the country.

Why some top ranking officers in the Military were adversed to the corrupt style of the Babangida Administration and would have supported the Orkar coup, but when the clear intent of the coup began to emerge, they backed out especially the christian officers from Plateau and Kaduna who were not liking the idea of being cut off to remain attached to the North.

Till date, the unity of Nigeria is a political game amongst the military officer in North especially the Christian officers from Plateau, Niger and Nasarawa and Kaduna states.It is not that the Military officer from Northern Nigeria are so much interested in the unity of Nigeria, but for them Nigeria must remain United so they would not be left at the mercy of Northern Muslims.
But they, their people and region are still suffering the same mistake till today.Gowon, IBB/Abdulsalam Abubakar(Niger), TY Danjuma(Taraba), Zamani Lekwot(Kaduna), Jonah Jang/Bernard Banfa(Plateau) etc.

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by genkins(m): 4:55pm On Nov 06, 2021
CharleyBright:
The Gideon Orkar coup was majorly orchestrated by officers of Middle- Belt.
The major reason why it failed was the coup planners sought to divide Nigeria by cutting off Northern Nigeria from the rest of the Country.
Why some top ranking officers in the Military were adversed to the corrupt style of the Babangida Administration and would have supported the Orkar coup, but when the clear intent of the coup began to emerge, they backed out especially the christian officers from Plateau and Kaduna who were not liking the idea of being cut off to remain attached to the North.

Till date, the unity of Nigeria is a political game amongst the military officer in North especially the Christian officers from Plateau, Niger and Nasarawa and Kaduna states.
It is not that the Military officer from Northern Nigeria are so muchinterested in the unity of Nigeria, but for them Nigeria must remain United so they would not be left at the mercy of Northern Muslims.
Very apt. Nothing to add

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by genkins(m): 4:56pm On Nov 06, 2021
Racoon:
I still remember that day especially the shelling around the state house as the coup progressed.The major reasons why the coup failed was because of the failure of the coupists to secure heavy calibre weapons and the pre-mature cutting off of Northern Nigeria from the rest of the country.I remember a soldier was killed @ the armoury that day.RIP sergeant.
I kinda miss the suspense when after a session of martial music, you hear.. fellow Nigerians.. Lol
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by Racoon(m): 5:21pm On Nov 06, 2021
genkins:

I kinda miss the suspense when after a session of martial music, you hear.. fellow Nigerians.. Lol
Lolz! The IBB-Abacha-Dogonyaro coup suspense following the Buhari overthrow of Aug. 27 1985 was the most dramatic and tensed. Lagos was practically paralysed with fear that one can feel it even in the air.
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by BlackfireX: 5:34pm On Nov 06, 2021
Mumumu you want to cut the North from the south..

How do these southerners think..

Nigeria is one


I used to think the coup planner Gideon orkar was an igbo man..



Viva la north
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by genkins(m): 7:02pm On Nov 06, 2021
Racoon:

Lolz! The IBB-Abacha-Dogonyaro coup and suspense over throw announcemence of August 27 1985 was the most suspense.Lagos was practically paralysed with fear that one can feel even in the air.
Lol.. I was born at that time
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by genkins(m): 7:08pm On Nov 06, 2021
BlackfireX:
Mumumu you want to cut the North from the south..

How do these southerners think..

Nigeria is one


I used to think the coup planner Gideon orkar was an igbo man..



Viva la north

Lol.. That is what made his coup fail.. But I kinda understand what he was trying to do. The seat of power was in Lagos. Orkar and Co were not concerned with what happens up north. Thier mission was to grap power in the Lagos centre and then give conditions to the north if they still want to be part of Nigeria. If it came to a fight, they will have the upper hand. The North will have no choice other than accepting thier conditions. The North is land locked, No oil etc and depend on the south to live well

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by Racoon(m): 7:12pm On Nov 06, 2021
genkins:
Lol.. I was born at that time
What a time to be alive then though it was a time of rotating musical chair of coup plotting within the military.
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by Prolific007(m): 10:44pm On Nov 06, 2021
It is thesame issues Major Gideon Orkar highlighted then are still what we're struggling with as a country currently. These were brave people ready to die for a cause rather than all this spineless youths and semi old cargoes that prefer to live for nothing, and all they can do best is phuck and breed children with no future in view.

Things fall apart.....There was a country

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by Racoon(m): 11:38pm On Nov 06, 2021
Nigeriadondie:
I wished it succeeded. Nigeria must be ended to save lives
Prolific007:
It is the same issues Major Gideon Orkar highlighted then are still what we're struggling with as a country currently. ... Things fall apart.There was a country
"Our history is replete with numerous and uncontrollable instances of callous and insensitive dominating 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 & the south"

It is our unflinching belief that this quest for domination, oppression and marginalization is against the wish of God and therefore, must be resisted with vehemence. Anything that has a beginning must have an end....
-Maj.Gideon Gwarza Orkar

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by genkins(m): 3:53pm On Nov 07, 2021
Prolific007:
It is thesame issues Major Gideon Orkar highlighted then are still what we're struggling with as a country currently. These were brave people ready to die for a cause rather than all this spineless youths and semi old cargoes that prefer to live for nothing, and all they can do best is phuck and breed children with no future in view.

Things fall apart.....There was a country
There was a country.. I should go back and read Chinua achebe's book.. Our problem has been the same since 1960

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by Prolific007(m): 5:15pm On Nov 07, 2021
genkins:

There was a country.. I should go back and read Chinua achebe's book.. Our problem has been the same since 1960

Yeah it's been like that sincerely, and it's because we keep recycling thesame people that has been in power before...just imagine the mannequin in also rock was also recycled and he brought his gang to come loot too... it's so unfortunate

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Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by Prolific007(m): 5:27pm On Nov 07, 2021
Racoon:
"Our history is replete with numerous and uncontrollable instances of callous and insensitive dominating 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 & the south"

It is our unflinching belief that this quest for domination, oppression and marginalization is against the wish of God and therefore, must be resisted with vehemence. Anything that has a beginning must have an end....
-Maj.Gideon Gwarza Orkar

He summarized the whole of Nigeria's problem and truly the core north is our major problem, one of the reasons we can't progress as a nation. All I can do now is wish it had pull through back then atleast for the fact that the shackles of slavery would have been broken off our neck. The core north is ruling this nation like how a grand master rules in a secret cult with so much clandestine activities.
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by genkins(m): 5:44pm On Nov 07, 2021
Prolific007:


He summarized the whole of Nigeria's problem and truly the core north is our major problem, one of the reasons we can't progress as a nation. All I can do now is wish it had pull through back then atleast for the fact that the shackles of slavery would have been broken off our neck. The core north is ruling this nation like how a grand master rules in a secret cult with so much clandestine activities.

Bro, you spoke my mind. I just avoided mentioning that in my summision. The same problem we have then, is the same now
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by Aaronzy: 5:46pm On Nov 07, 2021
CharleyBright:
The Gideon Orkar coup was majorly orchestrated by officers of Middle- Belt.
The major reason why it failed was the coup planners sought to divide Nigeria by cutting off Northern Nigeria from the rest of the Country.
Why some top ranking officers in the Military were adversed to the corrupt style of the Babangida Administration and would have supported the Orkar coup, but when the clear intent of the coup began to emerge, they backed out especially the christian officers from Plateau and Kaduna who were not liking the idea of being cut off to remain attached to the North.

Till date, the unity of Nigeria is a political game amongst the military officer in North especially the Christian officers from Plateau, Niger and Nasarawa and Kaduna states.
It is not that the Military officer from Northern Nigeria are so muchinterested in the unity of Nigeria, but for them Nigeria must remain United so they would not be left at the mercy of Northern Muslims.
ur assumption isn't totally right
because even if they have succeeded in carrying out the coup, Kaduna and plateau would have still been in Nigeria
The five major states to be removed from Nigeria were Kani, katsina, Sokoto, Borno and Bauchi
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by Racoon(m): 7:40pm On Nov 07, 2021
Aaronzy:
Your assumption isn't totally right because even if they have succeeded in carrying out the coup, Kaduna and plateau would have still been in Nigeria.The five major states to be removed from Nigeria were Kano, katsina, Sokoto, Borno and Bauchi.
Very apt man.
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by FellaG: 9:03pm On Nov 07, 2021
Racoon:
Very apt man.
I don't agree with him, I agree with d former
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by FellaG: 6:30pm On Nov 09, 2021
genkins:


Bro, you spoke my mind. I just avoided mentioning that in my summision. The same problem we have then, is the same now
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by VOICEofORIENTAL: 7:45pm On Nov 09, 2021
CharleyBright:
The Gideon Orkar coup was majorly orchestrated by officers of Middle- Belt.
The major reason why it failed was the coup planners sought to divide Nigeria by cutting off Northern Nigeria from the rest of the Country.
Why some top ranking officers in the Military were adversed to the corrupt style of the Babangida Administration and would have supported the Orkar coup, but when the clear intent of the coup began to emerge, they backed out especially the christian officers from Plateau and Kaduna who were not liking the idea of being cut off to remain attached to the North.

Till date, the unity of Nigeria is a political game amongst the military officer in North especially the Christian officers from Plateau, Niger and Nasarawa and Kaduna states.
It is not that the Military officer from Northern Nigeria are so muchinterested in the unity of Nigeria, but for them Nigeria must remain United so they would not be left at the mercy of Northern Muslims.
You are 100% correct
Re: The bloody Gideon Orkar Led Coup Of 1990 by FellaG: 2:29pm On Nov 10, 2021
VOICEofORIENTAL:
You are 100% correct
Yes.. I agree totally with his summision

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