A retired army colonel, Tony Nyiam, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari once revealed that he is from Niger Republic.
Niger Republic is bordered by Libya to the northeast, Chad to the east, Nigeria to the south, Benin and Burkina Faso to the southwest, Mali to the west, and Algeria to the northwest.
Nyiam stated this in an interview with Arise TV a long time ago, which snippet was shared by former presidential aide, Reno Omokri.
The retired colonel, noted that President Buhari was his boss when he was in the Nigerian Army.
Nyiam added that the President claimed that most of his family members are Nigeriens even though “he owes allegiance to Nigeria.”
He added that, “General Muhammadu Buhari was my boss, the General Officer Commanding when I commanded a unit under him. He went against Shagari to defend Nigerian interest against Chadians.”
“In one of the briefings, when he was briefing us, he openly told us that most of his family are from Niger and that he is a Nigerian officer and that he owes allegiance to Nigeria.”
“I admired Buhari then, that a man whose family is partially from the Niger Republic and yet is loyal to Nigeria, this was against all the pressure given by other people that Shagari should pull out and allow the Chadians have their way, General Buhari refused,” he said.
“So why is Buhari now so different? Maybe his wife may answer it because the wife has been battling those who have been holding the President hostage. The President is no more General Muhammadu Buhari. Some of us knew who was a patriot,” he added.
See the video below:
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) March 20, 2021