President Muhammadu Buhari said that about a million Nigerians were killed in order to maintain the unity of the country.
He said this on Tuesdsy, August 9, when he received former State Chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change at the State House, Abuja.
Buhari said: “Our main objective is the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We are human beings, we have our weaknesses and I assure you that the patriotism in us is hard earned.
“We have gone through all the troubles, from the first of January 1966 till date, you know what I mean by this. We killed about a million of ourselves in order to keep this country together.
“I don’t think there can be any practical experience than that. We are Nigerians, God willing, we will remain Nigerians and Nigeria will be one.”