Nigeria’s former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, has returned to Nigeria, Premium Times reports.
Babangida had gone to Germany to recuperate after he had a surgery. Rumors of his death emerged afterwards, with many people in Minna believing he’d died. His family denied the reports.
Babangida however arrived Minna Airport on Friday at about 3:30pm. He was welcomed by Gov. Sani Bello.
“Despite unfounded rumour about the life of our national icon, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, we are grateful that it pleases Allah (SWT) to preserve his life and bring him back safely and healthier to continue in the good work of nation building,” Sani said.
“General Ibrahim Babangida remains one of the few leaders in this country that we still need around to tap from their wealth of experience and knowledge and we are grateful he is back and kicking like the old soldier he is.
“Your safe return has finally put a lie to the rumour and the evil machinations of those who are playing God. We are grateful to Allah (SWT) that He has silence them,” he added.