Bombers wanted to assassinate me – Buhari

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 23rd, 2014
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Former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari

Former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari

Former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari

Former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has said that the second explosion that ripped through Kaduna on Wednesday was an assassination attempt on his life.

Buhari said this in a statement he signed. “I am personally involved in a clearly targeted bomb attack today at about 2:30pm on my way to Daura.

Buhari, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress narrated harrowing experience. “The unfortunate event, clearly an assassination attempt came from a fast moving vehicle that made many attempts to overtake my security car, but was blocked by escort vehicle.

“We reached the market area of Kawo where he took advantage of our slowing down and attempted to ram my car and instantly detonated the bomb which destroyed all the three cars in our convoy.

“Unfortunately, when I came out of my vehicle, I saw many dead bodies littered around. They were innocent people going about their daily business who became victims of mass murder.

“Thank God for His mercy, I came out unhurt, but three of my security staff sustained minor injuries. They have since been treated in hospital and discharged,” the statement read.


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