Just few days after the Niger Delta militants unveiled their currency note, Middle Belt of Nigeria also released own currency note. Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar appeared on the new banknote. He was a Nigerian army officer who staged a violent coup against the government of General Ibrahim Babangida in 1990.
The Niger Delta Avengers militants have recently vowed to break away from the federation of Nigeria. They have been carrying out attacks on oil and gas facilities of multinational oil corporations in the region. Niger Delta Avengers which have claimed responsibility for the attacks have promised to stop at nothing until a sovereign state of the Niger Delta is actualized.