President Muhammadu Buhari has described how a gift of an armored car enabled him to escape a bombing in Kaduna State in 2014.
Recall that at the time of the attack, a presidential aide said that the bomber crashed into Buhari’s convoy in a Toyota Sienna vehicle carrying explosives before detonating it.
Buhari escaped the attack unharmed, but three of his security personnel were hurt and taken to the hospital, along with his car, a Toyota Land Cruiser, and another one that was parked behind it.
In a documentary named “Essential Muhammadu Buhari,” which was broadcast on Sunday, the President claimed that Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the former governor of Kano State, gave him the armored car that allowed him to survive the attack.
Kwankwaso allegedly advised using the vehicle because he believed there were those in the competition he was entering who wanted to eliminate him, according to President Buhari (Buhari).
According to Buhari, the bombing occurred while he and his convoy were on their way to Kano for the campaign at the Kawo market area of Kaduna state.
The Nigerian leader claimed that the numerous explosions, which killed a large number of people, had severely damaged his convoy.
Buhari said: “I think Kwankwaso was being generous. He gave me an armored Land Rover vehicle.
“He said I should use it because he believed the competition I was going into involved people who would like to eliminate me.
“I was going to Kano from Kaduna in that jeep and a vehicle wanted to overtake us but my escort stopped them and they detonated the bomb.
“When I looked, I saw pieces of human beings. None of us in the vehicle were injured. But somehow I saw blood on me because of the number of people killed outside by the bomb.”
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