President Muhammadu Buhari has on Friday, March 26, prayed that Nigeria will never witness civil war again.
The president made this prayer while recalling the lives lost to the 30-month civil war in the country.
This was disclosed in a press statement by the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu.
The statement is titled “President Buhari pays tribute to martyrs of Nigerian civil war.”
According to Shehu, Buhari said this at an event to welcome the leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Religious Movement, Sheikh Muhammadu Mahy Niass.
The presidential aide quoted Buhari as paying tributes to the martyrs of the civil war, Punch reports.
The statement read:
“President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday paid tribute to the patriotic martyrs of the civil war whose glorious sacrifices enabled the unity of this great nation.
“Speaking at an event to welcome the World leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Religious Movement, Sheikh Muhammadul Mahy Niass, the Grand Khalifa of Sheikh Ibrahim Niass, President Buhari thanked the Movement for their profuse prayers for an end to the war and the reunification of Nigeria.
“The President recalled that in the 30 months of the civil war, Nigerians on both sides lost numerous lives and prayed that never again shall we experience such.