How I Survived Two Assassination Attempts – IBB’s Spokesperson Afegbua

How I Survived Two Assassination Attempts – IBB’s Spokesperson Afegbua

  • The spokesperson to Badamasi Babangida, Prince Kassim Afegbua, has for the first time opened up about dangers he has been facing
  • The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not disclose if he has reported the issue to the police
  • The politician disclosed why he has been receiving threats from some unknown people and how he has dealt with the issue

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Prince Kassim Afegbua, the media spokesman to former military president, retired general, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), has disclosed that he has survived two assassination attempts.

The former commissioner for information and orientation in Edo State made the disclosure in an interview with The Nation newspaper which was published on Saturday, August 7.

Afegbua narrates how he survived two assassination attempts
Afegbua said he has gone through a lot of challenges. Photo: Prince Kassim Afegbua
Source: Facebook

Though Afegbua did not go into the details about the attempts on his life, he disclosed that those scenarios were close shaves with death.

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The politician said he has scars all over his body following the attacks. Afegbua explained that he still gets threat because he is a government critic.

He said:

''Oftentimes there are still threats because I criticise government for not doing the right thing. I have a heart for the ordinary person. I hate to see people suffer because I know what I went through before I got to this level.''

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The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also described Babangida as a man who is very brilliant, very articulate.

IBB discloses why he was nicknamed Maradona

Meanwhile, twenty-eight years after leaving office, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), has revealed why he was nicknamed evil genius and Maradona.

The former head of state explained the nicknames were given to him by the Nigerian media because of his “deft political moves.

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In another news, Babangida urged the Department of State Services to stop disobeying court orders

The elder statesman said the agency which was established under his military rule in 1986 has to comport itself properly.

Babangida who is known as IBB served as Nigeria's head of state between 1985 and 1993.


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