Nigerian leader, President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday prayed that Nigeria will never witness civil war again.
Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, disclosed this through a statement, titled “President Buhari pays tribute to martyrs of Nigerian civil war.”
Shehu said the president made this prayer at an event to welcome the leader of the Tijjaniyya Islamic Religious Movement, Sheikh Muhammadul Mahy Niass where he also recalled the lives lost to the 30-month civil war in the country.
He quoted Buhari as paying tributes to the martyrs of the civil war.
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,” he stated.