President Muhammadu Buhari has asserted that an armored vehicle gift from former Kano State governor and current NNPP presidential candidate Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso let him to survive a bombing in Kaduna in 2014.
He made this claim in the yesterday-aired program “Essential Muhammadu Buhari.”
In July 2014, several explosions in the Kawo region of Kaduna State disrupted Buhari’s convoy.
Buhari, who was running for president at the time, later claimed that the bombing, which claimed the lives of numerous people, was directed at him.
As he reflected on the incident in the documentary, Buhari said that Rabiu Kwankwaso, who was the governor of Kano State at the time, had given him the car that was involved in the explosion.
“I think Kwankwaso was being generous. He gave me an armoured Land Rover vehicle. He said I should use it because he believed the competition I was going on involved people who would like to eliminate me.
“I was going 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 human beings. None of us in the vehicle were injured. But somehow I saw blood on me because of the number of people killed outside by the bomb,” Buhari said.