Buhari: How I survived assassination attempt

Buhari: How I survived assassination attempt
July 23
16:00 2014

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has survived a bomb attack in Kaduna, but his vehicle was destroyed.

On a day when multiple blasts rocked the city, Buhari’s vehicle was caught in the blast – which he described as an assassination attempt – in the Kawo area of Kaduna State.

“He was lucky to survive. The car is gone,” his media aide, Malam Yau Darazo, told TheCable on phone.

President of Movement for Accountability and Good Governance (MAGG), Jasper Azuatalam, said three aides and security men attached to Buhari were injured in the blast while en route to Daura.


“The bomb blast was said to be targeted at Buhari, as the bombers trailed his convoy and detonated the bomb very close to his convoy, injuring his security and personal aides. However, the General is in good condition apart from the trauma of the incidence,” he said.

Another damaged car in Buhari's convoy

Another damaged car in Buhari’s convoy

Buhari himself later confirmed the incident in a statement he personally signed.

“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,” he wrote.


“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.”




  1. mamaisabel
    mamaisabel July 23, 16:36

    The hunter must tread softly cause the pellet might turn around and hit him too.

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  2. maiwayo
    maiwayo July 23, 16:36

    APC and PDP will start trading words now. Wait, watch and see.

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  3. Dakta
    Dakta July 23, 19:40

    A cat with ten live.

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  4. Prince Babs
    Prince Babs July 24, 17:38

    Glory be to God that u survive it

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  5. Timmy
    Timmy July 24, 19:03

    Thanks be to God for the escape.

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  6. Dunga
    Dunga July 28, 09:33

    Who ever is behind this primitive act is a carword and an enemy of the state. There should be an independant investigation to unravel this barberic and inhuman act of political terrorism that is fast emerging in this country.

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  7. mohammed
    mohammed August 02, 22:18

    continuously holding your true God will continue guide you agaist your enemy

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  8. oban
    oban December 21, 09:53

    Now do we sti link Buhari as an affiliate of Boko haram? Obviously he isn’t .

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  9. Ade
    Ade March 12, 14:28

    The chicken ? came home to roost

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