Buhari honours civil war martyrs

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday paid tributes to patriotic martyrs of the civil war whose glorious sacrifices facilitated unity of the country.

Buhari spoke 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, to Nigeria.

According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, the President thanked the movement for its prayers for an end to the war and the reunification of Nigeria.

The President recalled in the 30 months of the civil war, Nigerians on both sides lost numerous lives and prayed that never again shall such be experienced.

He welcomed the Grand Khalifa to Nigeria and commended their efforts in finding solutions to the problems of security in the country.

The leader of the Tijjaniyya in Nigeria, Sheikh Dahiru Usman, described the sect as the largest with 70 million followers across the globe and prayed for continued peace and blessings for the country.

He prayed for peace, unity and the greatness of Nigeria.


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