President Muhammadu Buhari has recounted his narrow escape from a bomb blast near the Kawo bridge in Kaduna state while travelling to Katsina State in July 2014.
Buhari spoke at the newly constructed Kawo bridge executed by the Kaduna state government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
He said: ”There was an attempt to bomb me here…there was a market nearby.”
According to Buhari, his life was saved all thanks to his vigilant security escorts. The bombing at the time damaged three vehicles in hisconvoy and injured three of his aides.
As at when the incident occurred on 23rd July, 2014, Buhari said;
“I was personally involved in a clearly targeted bomb attack along Ali Akilu Road, Kawo-Kaduna at about 2:30pm on my way to Daura.
“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 attempted to take advantage of our slowing down and attempted to ram my car and instantly detonated the bomb, which destroyed all the three vehicles in our convoy.
“Unfortunately, when I came out of my vehicle, I saw many dead bodies littered around. They were innocent people going about their daily businesses who became victims of mass murder.
“Thank God for His mercy, I came out unhurt but with three of my security staff sustaining minor injuries – they have since been treated in the hospital and discharged.”