President Muhammadu Buhari has said that an armored vehicle donated to him by former Kano State governor and now Nigerian National People’s Party, NNPP presidential candidate Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso helped him survive a 2014 Kaduna bombing.
He stated this in a documentary entitled ‘Essential Muhammadu Buhari’ which aired yesterday.
In July 2014, the Buhari convoy was hit after multiple blasts rocked the Kawo area of Kaduna state.
Buhari, who was contesting the presidency at the time, later said he was the target of the bombing, which resulted in the deaths of dozens of people.
Looking back at the incident in the documentary, Buhari said that Rabiu Kwankwaso, who was governor of Kano State at the time, gifted him the vehicle he was riding in when the blast happened.
‘I think Kwankwaso was generous. He gave me an armored Land Rover vehicle. He told me to use it because he believed the contest I was doing involved people trying to eliminate me.
“I was on my way to Kano from Kaduna in that jeep and a vehicle wanted to overtake us but my escort stopped them and they detonated the bomb.
“When I looked, I saw pieces of people. None of us in the vehicle were injured. But somehow I saw blood on me because of the number of people killed by the bomb outside,” said Buhari.
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