Former Nigeria’s military president, Ibrahim Babangida has said that it was the military law which could not be amended that killed his former colleague and best man at his wedding, Late Major-General Mamman vatsa.
In a recent interview, Babangida, who turned 70 recently said signing the death warrant for the execution of Mamman Vatsa was one of the most difficult decision of his tenure as a military president.
“it was a military law which could not be amended. We all got caught up in the coup Decree of 1976 which gave no room for an alternative but only death through public execution. If I tell you that it was not traumatizing, I must be lying and I pray I will never find myself in such a situation again.”
On the news making round that he had re-married after the death of his late wife, Maryam, the general said;
“I have not re-married. You are not the only one who heard. A close friend of mine heard and came to the house to find out. I took him around to all the rooms a wife would have been if I re-married. It is the soft sell media that would like to make huge sales that come up with that type of story,”
But in another session with newsmen at his Minna residence, Babangida gave notice of his readiness to marry.
“Yes, I will get a new wife, no name yet but I know what I want and who is coming into this house and one thing I cannot also tell you now is when exactly she is coming in.”