President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed why he was removed as Nigeria’s Military Head of State.

Buhari claimed his removal was due to his stance against corruption.


He narrated how his rule came to an end in August 1985, following a palace coup led by his Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Babangida.


He was eventually put in prison for three years.

The President stated this at the commissioning of new office complex for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).


“My first attempt to fight corruption, corruption fought back successfully. I was removed from office and detained for three years,” he said.


The president said in spite of that experience, his “objective of fighting corruption remained steadfast.”

Buhari added that since his coming to office in 2015, he has made “very conscious decisions” to pursue the fight against corruption.

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