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Bomb Blast Was An Attempt On My Life – Buhari

Channels Television  
Updated July 23, 2014

buhariFormer Head of State and popular northern politician, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) has described a bomb attack that affected his convoy as an assassination attempt.

Describing how he narrowly escaped the attack on Wednesday, July 23, in Kaduna, the former military Head of State said he was the target of the bomber.

“I was personally involved in a clearly targeted bomb attack today along Ali Akilu Road, Kawo-Kaduna at about 2:30pm on my way to Daura,” Mr. Buhari said.

“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 my 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,” Mr. Buhari said.

The former leader said when he came down from his vehicle, he saw many dead bodies littered around.

“They were innocent people going about their daily business who became victims of mass murder,” he said.

The attack on the former Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) followed an earlier blast in Kaduna on Wednesday, targeting a senior Islamic cleric, Dahiru Bauchi, who also escaped unhurt.