How Boko Haram tried to kill President Buhari in Kaduna – El-Rufai


Nasir El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday recalled how Boko Haram tried to kill President Muhammadu Buhari in the state.

El-Rufai said Buhari escaped Boko Haram’s assassination around Kawu bridge in Kaduna.

The governor stated this during the commissioning of the Kawu flyover bridge by Buhari.

During his campaign prior to the 2015 presidential election, Buhari had escaped an assassination attempt on his life by Boko Haram around Kawu.

Although he escaped unhurt, his vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser, and another one behind it were badly damaged.

However, El-Rufai recounted the incident during the commissioning of the Kawu Bridge.

According to El-Rufai: “It is my great honour and privilege, Mr President, to bring you to the Kawu Flyover.

“Mr President will recall this bridge very well because it was just under this bridge that Boko Haram tried to kill you.

“By the grace of God, you are still alive, you are with us and God preserved you so that you will lead us and inspire us to do some of what we are doing.”

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