Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari said June 12, Democracy Day is a celebration of freedom and victory for one people, one country and one Nigeria.
The president said this during his Democracy Day broadcast on Saturday.
Thr president also apologized to victims and families of violent attacks and kidnappings in the country. He said his administration will ensure justice and punish those who are benefiting from violence in Nigeria.
“In the last two years, we have witnessed and overcame some challenges that would have destroyed other nations, especially relating to our collective security.”
Unfortunately some of these challenges come with violence that led to loss of lives of many of our dear compatriots and destruction of some of our infrastructure including those who are devoted to improving our democratic processes
“Once again I want to render my sincere and heart-felt condolences to families and friends of our gallant service men and women who lost their lives in the line of duty and as a sacrifice to keep Nigeria safe.
I extend the same condolence to the families and friends of our country men, women and children who are unfortunate victims of such senseless kidnappings and murders. I also share the pains of families and direct victims of ransom-seeking, kidnapped victims who went through unimaginable things when they were captured.” He said