President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said he spent most of the 40 months of his incarceration after the 1985 coup in the ancient city of Benin, Edo State. Buhari who is currently on a two-day workingVISIT, made the disclosure while going down memory lane.
“Not many people may remember: I spent most of the 40 months of my detention, following the 1985 coup, in a small bungalow here in Benin,” he said. Inaugurating the remodeled 200-bed capacity ultra modern central hospital in Benin, Buhari, stressed that he was impressed with the edifice, said it was “the best way to do things and the best thing to do for the people” by any government. Recall that Buhari, after assuming power in 1983 through a coup, was ousted two years later by a coup led by Ibrahim Babangida and he was detained until 1988. Earlier, Buhari, had expressed satisfaction with the administration of the State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, for sacrificing his personal comfort to provide essential services to the people of the state.