- President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he was almost killed near the Kawo bridge in Kaduna state
- The president disclosed this while commissioning some of the projects executed by the administration of Governor El Rufai
- Meanwhile, Buhari commended the foresight and developmental strides of the El-Rufai administration
In what will come as a surprise to many Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he almost lost his life some years ago.
The president made this revelation in Kaduna on Thursday, January 20.
According to the president, he narrowly escaped being bombed near the Kawo bridge, while travelling to Katsina State in July 2014.
Buhari who was at the newly constructed Kawo bridge executed by the El-Rufai administration, said:
”There was an attempt to bomb me here…there was a market nearby .”….but his security escort were vigilant."
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Speaking while commissioning the project, the President commended the foresight and developmental strides of the El-Rufai administration, pointing out that Kaduna would be difficult for a long time visitor to recognise.
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.