Reactions have trailed President Muhammadu Buhari's recent revelation over an attempt to kill him. The president on Thursday, January 20, recounted the 2014 bombing that rocked Kaduna state and left over 80 people dead.
Buhari who was at the newly constructed Kawo bridge executed by the El-Rufai administration, said:
“They wanted to blow me here, but my escort somehow stopped them. Before we came to this bridge, they (the bombers) became so desperate and there was a small market or something like this here. They exploded the device. God protected us and here I am again.”
Meanwhile, this revelation has sparked reactions from Nigerians on social media.
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"Muhammadu Buhari will not die, weather you like it or not, he is sent as a punishment to Nigerians and we must complete the punishment till his tenure expire. We rejected GEJ now we must complete the punishment we deserve."
"Nothing will do you Mr. president even if they wishes you bad unless if you deserve what they think of you. God bless PMB. God bless Nigeria."
Rosemaree Onyejichichi Odey
"The bomb the president was taking about was in 2014 not today, despite the hardship, we should not pray for the death of anyone. He is some one father, brother, uncle, son. So let's be mindful of some things."
"While I thank God that you did not be a victim of casualty, at least this is reminder to you that Nigerians are not safe under your watch as chief security officer of our country. APC has failed."
Abdulrahman Lawan Kolomi
May Almighty Allah protect you and guide you to the right path Mr. President.
Atiku laments Nigeria’s challenges, says it is the worst since existence
Meanwhile, former vice president Atiku Abubakar lamented the challenges facing Nigeria. According to the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the country has not had it so bad like this before.
Abubakar disclosed this at the ongoing 19th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue, Daily Trust disclosed in a tweet.
The dialogue, organised by Media Trust Limited (publishers of Daily Trust and other titles), is being held at the NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Gwarinpa Expressway, near NEXT Shopping Mall, Kado, Abuja.
Insecurity: Nigerian military using internationally approved practices
In another report, an American journalist, Daniel Furnad carefully analysed the security situation in Nigeria under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Furnad who is also a conflict resolution expert said that the Nigerian military under the present administration is tackling terrorism within the best international standard and rules of engagement.
The journalist said this while speaking via Skype at a conference for non-governmental organisations, conflict managers, journalists, and civil society organisations.
Legit.ng notes that Furnad's assessment comes at a time Nigeria is facing several security challenges apart from terrorism. These include banditry, kidnapping, among others.