On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari claimed that one million Nigerians lost their lives during the Biafra conflict in the struggle to preserve the unity of the country.
According to Mr. Buhari, the circumstances that caused such needless deaths between 1967 and 1970 must not be permitted to occur again.
Since January 15th, 1966, until the present, we have experienced all of the difficulties. You understand what I mean when I say that we killed a million of ourselves to preserve the unity of this nation.
When he hosted a session of state chairmen from the CPC, his former political party that joined with other parties to become the current APC, he announced this on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa.