How I suffered and became a physiotherapist dealing with my husband’s PTSD after Nigeria’s civil war — First Lady, Aisha Buhari
First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has narrated her ordeal living with her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari, who has suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for many years, due to his involvement in Nigeria’s civil war, among others.
Speaking at the Armed Forces Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Centre (AFPTSDC) on Tuesday, October 2, the 51-year-old recounted how she realized the consequences of PSTD at an early stage in her marriage to 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 in the Nigerian Army for 27 years before he was overthrown in a coup d’état. He fought in the civil war for 30 months without rehabilitation.