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Buhari owns up killing of 1m Igbos for Unity as IBB rejects Nigeria being a Nation (video)

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The former heads of state, Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Mohammadu Buhari, have stood on reverse stands regarding the present state of the nation.

Buhari, who is the two-time president of Nigeria, on Tuesday in a viral video shared on his official social handles warned Nigerians not to allow the killing of over a million people during the Biafra-Nigeria war not repeat itself.

He further noted the killings were done in view to keep the country as one despite diverse cultures, religions, and belief systems.

In his words: “We have gone through all the troubles from 15th of January 1966 to date. You know what I mean by this, we have killed a million of ourselves in order to keep this country together.”

Continued speaking to the forum of state chairmen of the defunct CPC erstwhile political party which merged with other parties at the presidential Villa, Buhari assured Nigeria will remain as one.

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“I don’t think there can be any practical experience more than that. We are Nigerians, God willing we remain Nigerians and Nigeria will remain one,’’ Mr. Buhari assured.

Similarly, General Babangida who was interacting with the hosted group, Team New Nigeria, (TNN), at his Hill-top residence in Minna, Niger State opposed Buhari’s assertion noting the country is yet to be a nation.

The elder statesman pointedly said sixty-one years on Nigerians continued to relate in terms of tribes, region, and religion.

His word read: “I think, this is something that, is long overdue. I have continued to engage a lot of my friends, brothers, and colleagues about this great country. 61 years after, we still talk in terms of tribes regions, or religions.

“We are just trying to be a nation, we have not succeeded yet. But, it is a good thing that people like you have come together to say, Enough! We have to do something. I think your movement is something that is worthy of emulation and it is something to congratulate you about, for coming together from your various professions, tribes, and regions. You are the true Nigerians”.

He, however, pledged to mobilize support for Team New Nigeria to accomplish its aims and objectives of the meeting. Watch

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