26th Anniversary of the Orkar Coup in #Nigeria

Today is the 26th anniversary of the April 1990 coup attempt against General Babangida in Nigeria. Rather than rehash the events  (which I have written about before) in this post, I have instead included links where you can read all about the coup in an account by one of its plotters, and another view of the coup by General Babangida’s former Chief Security Officer.

That coup was a watershed in Nigeria, and accelerated the turn of events that led to the insurgency in the Niger Delta, and indirectly to the controversy that followed the June 12, 1993 election annulment, and the “power shift” to the south in 1999.

If you want to read more about the Orkar coup and these tumultuous years, you can of course do so in my book “Soldiers of Fortune: A History of Nigeria (1983-1993)“.

Have a great weekend everyone.



3 responses

  1. I am the son of late capt empere who died duing the 1990 orkar coup.its a shame dt dose objectives dey were fighting and died for….are still the problems Nigerians face till date.i also. wish I cld use dis medium to reach out to col Anthony nyiam rtd.thank u

  2. Alexander The Lion | Reply

    The Relatives Of Lt.Cyril Ozoalor,empere,and Nicholas Odeh Should Get In Touch With Me On 08134699217.These Men Were Heroes!They Linger In My Memory Becos Of The Injustice They Suffered For A Worthy Cause

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