My Husband Suffered PTSD For Many Years After Fighting Civil War - Aisha Buhari

Date: 05-10-2022 12:51 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari has disclosed how she became a physiotherapist to President Muhammadu Buhari after he fought the civil war and detained for 40 months. Aisha Buhari disclosed that Buhari suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, for many years, due to his involvement in Nigeria’s civil war, his overthrow as military Head of State, and subsequent detention for 40 months without being charged with any offence. She disclosed this while speaking at an event for the Armed Forces Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Centre (AFPTSDC) initiated by the Mrs Lucky Irabor-led Defence and Police Officers’ Wives Association (DEPOWA).

She recounted how she suffered the consequences of PSTD at an early stage in her marriage to Buhari. According to Aisha Buhari: “It is a reality that soldiers and military families have to live with, despite its negative consequences. Being a soldier’s wife or a retired soldier’s wife and a wellness expert, I understand the challenges associated with PTSD and its impact on military families and the nation.

“My husband served the Nigerian Army for 27 years before he was overthrown in a coup d’état. He fought civil war for 30 months without rehabilitation; he ruled Nigeria for 20 months and was detained for 40 months without disclosing the nature of his offence.

“One year after he came out from detention, we were married, I clocked 19 years in his house as his wife, legitimately. I suffered the consequences of PTSD because having gone through all these, and at the age of 19, to handle somebody who was a former Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria’s Armed Forces, to tell him that he is wrong is the first mistake you will make.

“So, at the age of 19, I had to figure out how to tell somebody of his calibre that he was wrong or right and that was the beginning of my offence in his house, and contesting elections in 2003 and failed, 2007, failed and 2011, the same thing – all without rehabilitation – I became a physiotherapist.

“You can imagine me at 19 years, handling somebody that went to war, suffered coup d’état, then lost several elections, and, finally, getting to the Villa in the 2015. Also, for a woman to tell them that this is wrong or right in Nigeria and Africa is a problem.”


Posted: at 5-10-2022 12:51 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 5-10-2022 01:18 PM (1 month ago)
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marrying a woman self can give a man PTSD, Buhari must be lily liver  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 5-10-2022 01:18 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- kp45 at 5-10-2022 04:15 PM (1 month ago)
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I see
Posted: at 5-10-2022 04:15 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- fineboy77 at 5-10-2022 06:00 PM (1 month ago)
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Aisha no even know Buhari as at then. What a liar.

Posted: at 5-10-2022 06:00 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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- WESTSIDER at 5-10-2022 06:41 PM (1 month ago)
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Your husband is incompetent. Fullstop.
Posted: at 5-10-2022 06:41 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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