Former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida praised late former military head of state ,Sani Abacha who he said saved him from being killed during the Gideon Orkar coup in 1990 which was plotted to oust him from government.
Babangida said this while speaking with journalist in Minna, Niger state ahead of his 74th birthday today August 17th.
“I can remember fairly well that I had some loyal officers who were supposed to be protectors and bodyguards attached to me. Initially, they said I should move and I told them no, I was not leaving Dodan Barracks. But they remained hard up and very tensed, but very resilient. Later, I carried my family outside Dodan Barracks and joined my guards in battle. So we went out of Dodan Barracks to a safe house where we got in contact with loyal troops. May God bless General Sani Abacha. Sani Abacha was then the Chief of Army Staff. We got in touch with him and told him what was happening and he came down. We talked on what we should do. We rallied round loyal troops and I left my safe house and joined Abacha in his house and that was what happened.”he saidHappy birthday to him