How I was attacked – Buhari

Buhari's bullet-proof SUV after bomb attack

The former head of state said he was the target of the blast.

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has described how he narrowly escaped a bomb attack on his convoy Wednesday in Kaduna.

In a short statement, Mr. Buhari said he was the target of the bomber.

“I was personally involved in a clearly targeted bomb attack today along Ali Akilu Road, Kawo-Kaduna at about 2:30pm on my way to Daura,” Mr. Buhari said.

“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 took advantage of our slowing down and attempted to ram my car and instantly detonated the bomb which destroyed all the three cars in our convoy,” Mr. Buhari said.

The former leader said when he came down from his vehicle, he saw many dead bodies littered around.

“They were innocent people going about their daily business who became victims of mass murder,” he said.

The attack on Mr Buharu followed an earlier blast in Kaduna Wednesday targeting a senior Islamic cleric, Dahiru Bauchi. Mr. Bauchi also escaped unhurt, but police said 25 people died.

The spokesperson of Mr. Buhari’s All Progressive Congress, [APC], Lai Mohammed, also said the explosion was targeted at the former head of state.

“Yes, his convoy was attacked,” Mr. Mohammed said in response to PREMIUM TIMES enquiry. “He narrowly escaped but some of his aides were hurt. The General is ok, but perhaps traumatised.”

A loyalist of Mr. Buhari, Rotimi Fashakin, said the former head of state was on his way to his home town – Daura in neighbouring Katsina state – when he was trailed by the bomber and attacked.

“I’m sure political Boko Haram are behind the attack,” Mr. Fashakin said. “General Buhari was the target of the attack.”

The leader of a pro-Buhari pressure group, The Buhari Vanguard, Jasper Azuatalam, said the former Nigerian leader was possibly attacked over his recent criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan.

“Recall that two days ago, Gen Muhammadu Buhari issued a statement warning President Jonathan and his government on their attempt to muscle the opposition and endanger Nigeria,” Mr. Azuatalam said. “The Presidency raised an eyebrow to the statement.”

Governor Muktar Yero has announced a 24-hour curfew in Kaduna metropolis.


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  • Mani_Kay

    OBVIOUS SET UP …….. VERY SURE PROOF THAT BUHARI/APC IS BOKO HARAM AND BOKO HARAM IS BUHARI/APC

    It is very obvious that this is purely a very intentionally and deliberately dramatized set up by Buhari and his murderous APC to give the false impression that they are not sponsors and executors of Boko Haram …….. but they are !!!

    • Ojukwu Chukwudi

      Doomed forever. Tell your clueless he has failed. Let him retrain Asari again, because this time his boys have failed. If talk against this administration, if in the office you will be forced out as the case of Sunusi, and Nyako. however, if you are out of office, you will be bombed as the case of Azazi, and now failed attempt of Buhari. May Almighty God destroy anybody, and his family that is behind this bombings, and any bombing in Nigeria. If you are innocent say Ameen.

    • Issei

      May your life end up just like the way Nigeria is under Dr Jonathan.

    • TELL THEM

      Trained snipers at work or rather on the prowl.OBJ said it in his letter.It is unfolding now

      • redeem

        then why this statement–mumu-by buhari –simple—————–General Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

        Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.

        The former dictator said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government.

        While accusing President Jonathan of failing from the beginning to address the security situation in the country, Buhari said he has never been in support of the state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state.

        According to Buhari “what is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants. Every Nigerian that is familiar with what is happening knows this. The Niger Delta militants started it all.

        “What happened is that the governors of the Niger Delta region at that time wanted to win their elections. So they recruited the youths and gave them guns and bullets and used them against their opponents to win elections by force.

        • Wähala

          Mumu, if the Boko Haram are truly behind this attempt, then, your man-mugu is equally not safe…
          they can decide to eliminate him at any moment. Dumbo’s snipers failed him and the hunt is on! This is no longer, ‘push-me… I push-you’ as you know it, this is ‘bomb-me, I bomb-you’ and God no go vex!

          • JayGeeEx

            You are correct about him not being safe’. And it is in light of this it is not advisable for him to go to Chibok and walk into the setup… Guy. Release yourself…

      • JayGeeEx

        OBJ used that to recruit weak minded fools to sow that seed so there are people that will believe it’s snipers in action when targeted killings start… He apparently found fertile ground in you.

    • Philip Adele

      BEHOLD THE WORDS OF THE KING OF HARAM – By Femi Fani Kayode

      “On
      22nd July 2014 General Muhammadu Buhari told The Nation Newspaper that
      “our country has gone through several rough patches, but never before
      have I seen a Nigerian President declare war on his own country as we
      are seeing now. Never before have I seen a Nigerian President deploy
      federal institutions in the service of partisanship as we are witnessing
      now. Never before have I seen a Nigerian President utilize the common
      wealth to subvert the system and punish the opposition, all in the name
      of politics. Our nation has suffered serious consequences in the past
      for egregious acts that are not even close to what we are seeing now. It
      is time to pull the brakes”.

      “One may have been prepared to
      accept the general’s words as being those of a genuinely concerned and
      committed patriot who simply wanted our President and his Government to
      do a better job and who was worried about the unfolding situation in our
      country if he had not consistently exposed his true colors and his
      obvious soft spot for Boko Haram”.

      “Permit me to share just one
      example of the expression of that soft spot in this contribution. On 3rd
      June 2013, Thisday Newspaper led their newspaper with the following
      headline: ”The military offensive against Boko Haram is anti-north-
      General Muhammadu Buhari”.

      “The headline was followed by these
      words: ”Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has criticised the declaration of
      state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States and the subsequent
      military offensive against the Boko Haram Islamic sect. Buhari, who
      featured on the “Guest of the Week,” a Hausa programme of the
      Kaduna-based Liberty Radio, yesterday said the federal government’s
      action was a gross injustice against the north. According to him, unlike
      the special treatment the federal government gave to the Niger Delta
      militants, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses
      demolished. He said he was not in support of the declaration of state of
      emergency in the three north-eastern states because President Goodluck
      Jonathan had failed from the outset in addressing the security situation
      in the country”.

      “The implications of these shameful and
      indefensible comments, coming from a former Head of State, are obvious
      and self-evident. If the truth be told Buhari’s peculiar affinity with
      the terrorists and his fawning about their safety and welfare is as
      unbearable as it is nauseating”.

      ……………Femi Fani-Kayode
      (Facebook, July 22nd, 2014)

      • Bunduma Mohammed

        You are a lier and prostitute. Buhari had never supported Boko Haram. You are twisting word/sentense to distort history. What Bohari said and this was also position of CSO’s and International communities is indiscriminate killing of innocent people in the name of fighting boko haram is not acceptable. Are you in Saberia when innocent labourers where innocently killed in the name of boko haram. I am sure you are now implementing your part of agreement with GEJ for dropping curruption charges against you and it is understandable. You are useless person like your father who was also a traiter. Buhari had never supported terrorism. I know you a brain who has ceased to function if not I would have asked to read the history of Buhari against maitatsine and chadian rebels in the 80’s.

        • JayGeeEx

          Support doesn’t always have to be about beating drums, singing songs or waving flags… But you need to be more intelligent to understand or appreciate that… Judging from your post, it will be hard for you to understand and appreciate… If you know what I mean..

    • Aminu

      Ur terrorist uncle at Aso Rock has failed this assassination plan and he will continue to be exposed,yesterday your kinsmen from SE republic were caught with arms meant for Bokoharam supply no wonder your Mumu uncle Want borrow trillion in the name of fight against terrorism meanwhile he is chief sponsor of terrorism in Nigeria

    • AIYEKOTO

      On April 14, 2014, Nyanya, located 15 minutes’ walk to the Presidential was bombed resulting in the death of 70 people and hundreds injured. That same day, 276 school girls were abducted in Chibok. The next day, President Jonathan was caught in camera wriggling his waist and shuffling his feet and dancing to welcome Ibrahim Shekarau to the PDP from APC. Shekarau was one of those who enacted Sharia law during his tenure as a Governor. He is now Jonathan’s minister of education. There are more Boko Harams in Jonathan’s government than anywhere else.

      • redeem

        Buhari sent Sam Mbakwe to prison then went after his second wife-

        • Ide4u

          Fools should have no place in this world including you

      • Garden-City Boy

        Why did you concentrate attention on the President;s wriggling waist? Are you gay….homosexual….which? You look at a male wriggling waste for excitement, huh?

      • JayGeeEx

        Ok… Your logic: ” Shekarau was one of those who enacted Sharia law during his tenure as a Governor”…. which, according to you makes him Boko Haram. But Buhari is STILL advocating for sharia… and refusing to join the current govt..

        If anything can be gleaned (as you have done in such a careless manner), it would mean that Buhari IS and remains part of Boko Haram as it can also be inferred (from your theory) that Shekarau has given up on Boko Haram and is now accepted by the current govt.

  • Nwa Aba #Lets Break Up Now

    Who gave him bullet proof jeep?

    • Ojukwu Chukwudi

      Ojukwu

    • Aminu

      Shame on all of you in SS and SE ur keep supplying arms to terrorized innocent people in the North both Muslims an Christians and turn back to blame Muslims.You were exposed naked yesterday by the arrest of 3 Igbo merchant of death trying to make arm supply to jonaharam terrorist

      • redeem

        Major General Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

        Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.

        The former dictator said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government.

        While accusing President Jonathan of failing from the beginning to address the security situation in the country, Buhari said he has never been in support of the state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state.

        According to Buhari “what is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants. Every Nigerian that is familiar with what is happening knows this. The Niger Delta militants started it all. Shame on the SS–haba malam–hope form not wahala posing as malam abina

        “What happened is that the governors of the Niger Delta region at that time wanted to win their elections. So they recruited the youths and gave them guns and bullets and used them against their opponents to win elections by force.

        “After the elections were over, they asked the boys to return the guns; the boys refused to return the guns. Because of that, the allowance that was being given to the youths by the governors during that time was

    • redeem

      Buhari having Sam Mbakwe in jail, went for one of Mbakwe’s wives. He established himself again for what he was/is letting Mbakwe receive in jailhouse news of the death of another of Mbakwe’s two wives. One Odenigbo?) also died in jail.

      Buhari’s henchman and sponsor, CPC governorship candidate for Kano State, is Mohammed Abacha, the same person that had/ran a personal killing squad, co ordinated the killing of Kudirat Abiola & attempted to kill Ibru; and also stashed money in underground tanks, all less than 13 years ago, Nigerians have very short selective memory. Shame!

      . Buhari discriminated against persons from other ethnic groups/faiths; and that as PTF Chairman, he employed an overwhelming number of Fulani/Hausa/Moslem people at the detriment of other groups and concentrated PTF projects in the North. If in doubt read El Rufai’s testimony where he wrote about Katsina boys who used the money they made at PTF to bankroll Yar’Adua’s election in 1

      • Jika

        Yeah I remember that one of the best employees of then PTF who got a personal letter of commendation from Gen.Buhari for her dedication and honesty,was Late Dora Akunyili who I believe was a blood relation of Buhari and she was from Katsina state and married to the Emir of Katsina.You are truly an uniformed bigot.

      • Ide4u

        God really finished you! I want to believe that you do not have kids.

        • Omo Oodua

          what about you that is a bastard son of a demented prostitute.

    • Jika

      He ‘stole it ‘from your well stocked garage.

    • Bunduma Mohammed

      I am sure you are not happy since he is still alive. Remember there is God!!!

      • Nwa Aba #Lets Break Up Now

        he got too many bloods on his hand, it would have been better if he didn’t survive and spare 85 innocent soul

    • Wähala

      You gave you a laptop?

      • Nwa Aba #Lets Break Up Now

        you don’t need only laptops to comment here
        grow-up we are in 21st century

        • Wähala

          It’s just a reference to whatever input device you’re using… mumu!

          • Nwa Aba #Lets Break Up Now

            why not use desktop as your reference point?
            you are a waste of space ewu…………..

    • JayGeeEx

      I am positive there was a bullet proof vest under the babariga as well. He would have come prepared.

  • Ijeuwa

    I’m absolutely sure that if Shekau comes out and says that BH has nothing to do with Buhari, those who want to believe that Buhari has ties with BH will not believe him. If he says the truth, which is that PDP people are sponsoring them, they’ll still not believe him. If they killed Buhari, those believers in Buhari as having ties with BH will still say what they believe in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

    • Yusuf Suleiman Haruna

      there is noman called shekau. only political boko haram. because boko haram has been eliminated since day one operation. We sould hold PDP responsible.

      • Wähala

        Wendel Simlin is Abu Shekau is Reno Omokri with a turban tied around his head…
        The acting is over for them, the real criminals have been exposed. There’s no way the Boko Haram is behind this attempted murder, this is NADECO all over. Abacha bombed, Nadeco blamed…

  • redeem

    Major General Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Federal Government to stop the clampdown of Boko Haram insurgents, saying Niger Delta Militants were never killed or properties belonging to them destroyed.

    Buhari who spoke on Sunday on a Liberty Radio programme, Guest of the Week monitored said accused the government of killing and destroying houses belonging to Boko Haram members while the Niger Delta militants get special treatment.

    The former dictator said that unlike the special treatment given to the Niger Delta militants by the federal government, the Boko Haram members were being killed and their houses demolished by government.

    While accusing President Jonathan of failing from the beginning to address the security situation in the country, Buhari said he has never been in support of the state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa state.

    According to Buhari “what is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants. Every Nigerian that is familiar with what is happening knows this. The Niger Delta militants started it all.

    “What happened is that the governors of the Niger Delta region at that time wanted to win their elections. So they recruited the youths and gave them guns and bullets and used them against their opponents to win elections by force.

    “After the elections were over, they asked the boys to return the guns; the boys refused to return the guns. Because of that, the allowance that was being given to the youths by the governors during that time was

    • redeem

      So Buhari who made the above statement–in support of Boko haram-now has a leader of a pro-Buhari pressure group, The Buhari Vanguard, Jasper Azuatalam abn Ibo man, say thus? (the former Nigerian leader was possibly attacked over his recent criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan?) I really do not understand what the double speaking Ibos yearn to have from the president–the donkey who said Buhari was attacked because he criticised Jonathan has unknowinly revealed the plot by APC to use d boko haram bombing in Kaduna to discredit the president-Why did buhari not alert the police, president or the governor of the state-while the suicide bombers where making efforts to over take his vehicle? See why most Nigerians are of the view that APC arranged the kidnap of the chibok girls to enable them score cheap political point with their evil actions–yesterday we saw another Ibo woman–Oby allege she was detained and had her passport seized –that woman must enter the guinese book of record as the first woman to be detained, pasport seized and interrogated–then released within 30 minutes-

      • Bunduma Mohammed

        YOU are known SA of GEJ and a sympathizer of political boko haram. That is why every body has seen that your contribution does not follow partten of reasonableness.

  • Garden-City Boy

    DOGO’N TURENCHI!!! Long, disgusting, convoluted, boring story about a no-brainer assassination escape that ended up gratitude to some king of ‘god’ for survival…..the of voodoo deity that trades innocent blood sacrifice for the life of its worshipers in the APC.
    The other JANJAWEED jihadist who calls himself Azuatalam must be maid to prove his linking the President’s response to Buhari’s irresponsible charges to the bomb blast. SSS over to you; make a sacrificial scapegoat of this jackas .

    • Jika

      Yeah you are right!!!!I remember that General Azazi died in an unexplained helicopter crash not long after he alledged that PDP is Boko Haram.I think Gen Buhari should have taken a cue from that.

      • Bunduma Mohammed

        OBJ suggested Snippers of GEJ are at work. May God Save this country from the evils of this administration in the same manner Nigeria was saved from the evils of Abatcha (ameen).

        • Garden-City Boy

          So what’s is your point….that Buhari is no longer a Boko Haram advocate? How are you so sure that the whole thing is not another awusa scam to build a decoy? How I hope an inquiry is set up to unravel this cock-and-bull children would be entertained with in a tale-by-moonlight. Voodooists draw innocent blood to serve their demons -the type that “saves” them from “assassination”. Have you wondered why the APC JANJAWEED logo is the hand of an unseen voodoo priest holding out a weird bunch of broomsticks? Take a look at that…..not through the awusa lens.

      • JayGeeEx

        He did.. And decided to create HIS version. Only difference is that he survives and run around making fools think it was because he spoke out… This strategy is targeted at fools and imbeciles… so except you admit you are one…

  • Joshua C. King

    I think Boko Haram is trying very desperately to help launder the image of its biggest sympathizer by attempting to claim his life. It is the height of callousness on their part to take lives guilty only of innocence in the process. Allah their God will shame them all. The Almighty will judge them all.

    • Jika

      I think you must have attended their meeting where such image laundering project was discussed since you happen to know with certainty that Buhari is ‘their biggest sympathizer ‘.

    • GEK

      You must be a Boko Haram member.

    • Bunduma Mohammed

      You are one of the political Boko Haram

    • Wähala

      You’re an ahse!
      Dumbo had better get cracking with protecting everybody before one bomb too much consumes Nigeria’s unity or even existence. Clown, this is just an attempt that failed, what if they had succeeded, would Dumbo feel safe anywhere in Ngieria… goes to show the bad guys can kill any and everybody they choose to go after. Ode!

    • Mosaku 147

      You are senseless. I just can’t imagine people like you still exist. Better advise your dumbo to go for thanks giving this Sunday. If the peoples General had died in that attack,you guys would have being peeing in your pants right now.

  • Foresight

    Were all the cars in Buhari’s convoy fire-proof? I don’t understand the Nollywood movie going on here

    • Wähala

      Because you don’t understand security and its levels of bullet/bomb proof.

      • JayGeeEx

        More like YOU don’t understand that it was set up NOT to kill him but win sympathies from morons..

    • Omo Oodua

      i tire o.

  • Screw-em

    Where are the likes of OBJ,IBB,Gowon, Danjuma, Shagari, Shonekan, Shoyinka, Abdulsallam, Atiku, Tinubu, Davi-Mark, Tambuwal and a host of other so called “leaders” of Nigeria. And why haven’t anyone of them condemned this attack on a former head of state?. It is Buhari today, it could be one of you tomorrow. The orgy of death that has now become the main staple of Nigeria’s political landscape if not curtailed swiftly will usher in a tremor and eventual equake that will eclipse the ’67civil war. Most of the aforementioned names were alive and fought in that war. Pretend all you want, the FIRE from the next pogrom will eviscerate everyone of you. You all better move fast, because the smoldering forrest is about to be ignited where no Fire brigade will be able to suppress. The man at the helm in Nigeria must go…..PERIOD!!!

    • Ide4u

      GEJ and his 1000snipers/bombers at work. Obasanjo has been vindicated.

    • Wähala

      Tak’am easy with dem, they’re yet to come to terms with reality. The panic button has just been pushed, it’s either the clown at the top protests everybody (carry us along) or any harm to one becomes a harm to all. Simply put, #DumpDumboBiko in 2015, he’s the cause of insecurity due to his inaction. Lucky today… if the perps had succeeded, imagine the rest.

      • Mosaku 147

        I just can’t bring myself to imagine what would have befallen northern Nigeria if it had succeeded.

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  • ENOUGH

    “There can be no justification for the continued loss of innocent lives and the unending attacks. I call upon those with the power, the resources and in charge of the security apparatus of this country to get up and do something before we all are consumed.” BAT. VERY GOOD STATEMENT. Though the next is with the usual mudslinging. “Instead of reaching out and paying attention to our suggestions, they have turned the guns on us and are manipulating and doctoring reports and stories to label us. It is a label that is false. It is a label that will not stick. We are patriots and stand united against anyone who wants to do this great country harm” BAT. We have demanded of the opposition, positive suggestions and advice instead of only blame and the usual keep them on their toes jabs. If GEJ is throwing away suggestions and advices simply because they are from opposition without considering the merits of such, something is wrong with him. Jonathan and his government need to swallow their pride and see this as a collective war. Take useful advice and use it. It is in our collective interest. Even the die hard supporters of Jonathan know that it is time to do more than he is doing, “reach out” even though you are consistently afraid of a sabotage and sell outs but life itself is a risk. No risk is too high to take in order to stabilize this ship. Condolences to those who lost their lives. No live deserves to be wasted like that no matter what. It is time for all men of good will, those who have openly boast of their connection and contacts with the militants to see this as a noble and humanitarian service, by calling for a stop. The likes of OBJ who have witnessed war before should act like statesmen and forget all this politics for now. That is how they can all rest in peace even after their death. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

  • LAWRENCE BROWN

    Hmmmmmm, Nigeria Government, you want to kill our Former Head of State because of his truth talk last two days…..
    This is unfair…… “Otito ma nkoro ni ile Naija bi?” The Gej administrative is the most corrupt, insecurity and worst government since the creation or amalgamation of this Country Nigeria. Haba with Increase in Technology over the World, Nigeria still under-development country in terms of Technology, Security, Education etc… We are poor in every aspects. “Same on you President Jonathan Ebele Goodluck…” Bad people bad government.

    Let’s allow the tru people to govern us. All Progressives Congress is our answer….. True Federalism………….

    • Andy Esotu

      Who is this?

  • Psalm 35

    The plot is clear, assassinate Buhari few days after he had a press exchange with GEJ and then blame it on the FG; also assassinate Sheikh Bauchi a vocal critic of boko haram and then blame it on FG so the tag can stick. These people are desperate for power and they wouldn’t mind sacrificing one of their best (buhari) to pull down a common mutual enemy of theirs (GEJ). Nigerians must start thinking for themselves and very objectively, the corrupt leadership especially that of the northern opposition get away with all sorts of atrocities because they know the masses are gullible, naive and unable to think for themselves. People must wake up and smell the coffee..

    • Rommel

      Is it only one plot you can see? what about assassinate Buhari few days after he had a press exchange with GEJ as you said and deploy propagandists to convince people that everyone knows the government will be blamed should anything happen to him which is why the government should be the least entity to be suspected in this attempt reminding people that dogs are not expected to eat bones hung around their necks? what is the political leaning of those that created Boko Haram? what about the political leaning of those that funded Niger delta militancy? if you can truthfully answer these questions,we will be make progress

      • Psalm 35

        Shouldn’t your reasoning be intelligent enough to know that no one will consciously attempt to assassinate a major opponent just two days after a bitter public exchange ? I have proffered an idea to independent and objective thinking, you are welcome to yours as well even though you may want to back it up with unfounded perceptions.

        This is not a Q & A session but I am happy to indulge you if you can make more sense by giving more direction to your questions …

        “what is the political leaning of those that created Boko Haram? what about the political leaning of those that funded Niger delta militancy?”

        ??

        I rather say we can make progress when you clarify the above paragraph as ‘insinuations’ and not ‘questions’. Clarify and get back to me and hopefully we can have an intelligent discourse.

        • Rommel

          Just attempt to answer the questions,it might help us to get to something reasonable

          • Psalm 35

            See my response above for further clarifications… accusing someone for a crime as despicable as an assassination attempt is very weighty and should be leveled with care and with evidence. There is a big parallel between the Niger delta militancy and the boko haram insurgency, the commonality between the two of course is they are both selfishly sponsored. On the political leaning of both or either, I must correct you with the fact there are no political leanings in the Nigeria political sphere, its all about grabbing power and patronage hence the supposed political ‘leaning’ oscillates for the average Nigerian politician… What is my point ? Some of the PDP people that enabled the ND insurgency during Obj’s time are now calling themselves APC progressives; hence potentially,directly and indirectly backing boko-haram for the goal of destabilizing the current govt.

          • Rommel

            Well as you may know,everyone is entitled to their own opinions but not their own set of facts,facts are sacred and as a matter of fact,it was Dr. Peter Odili,former River state governor who asembled the Niger delta militants for political reasons but criminality was introduced by James Ibori for business gains,it was Ibori who masterminded the kidnapping of the 13 Halliburton staffs which forced the company to sell their operations to a company that Ibori had great interest in, the two political gladiators were responsible for the kidnapping and militancy in the Niger Delta and they are full members of the PDP.It was former governor Ali Modu Sheriff that licensed the Boko Haram to operate in his state.What is so difficult for you to see? ex national security adviser got scotched for same reason,trying to unmask the real brains behind the PDP and we all know how he ended so please,the Nigeria political terrain is murkier than any sane person could think,funnier things have happened in that country that defies reasoning so I cannot be hoodwinked into not seeing everything as it should be.While we are fighting terrorism,I am told the president has started campaign when the ban has not been lifted,I am also told that his foot soldiers are everywhere talking about impeachment here and there,who really is benefiting from this insurgency? how can a human being ask to borrow $1bn to fight Boko haram,how much did Nigeria borrow to fight BIAFRA even when BIAFRA fought them with bare hands? has this become an opportunity to make money for 2015 elections? we can go on and on but unfortunately I scarcely have the time,what I do for other people I would love to do for my nation but the environment is so polluted that it defies reasoning

          • Psalm 35

            No doubt my brother, although I personally agree Odili played a large role in financing militancy and Ibori as usual did his from a financially selfish perspective we must note this wasn’t done during GEJ’s time, it was done during Obj’s time and a lot of the ex PDP members that aided and abetted that militancy are currently strong members of the APC. Can you absolve Rotimi Amaechi who served as Speaker for a whole 8 years under Odili from encouraging the militancy with his then boss ? No you can’t because it will be wrong.

            Ali Modu Sheriff was in ANPP when he introduced boko haram,he has always been APP,ANPP and then APC,he must not be linked to the PDP because of his recent moves to come to the party. Fact is the PDP then (under Obj) is different from the PDP now because of the humble and non violent disposure of the current leader. May I remind you that during Obj’s time the intro of Sharia which laid a stepping stone for boko haram was mainly and majorly in the APP/ANPP states,these same party has metamorphosised into todays APC.

            Reading your post, I can tell you are an intelligent and educated individual,you must put that advantage to bare in discerning PDP and APC are just names,there is no difference,it is made up of the same people who will continue to run to and fro both parties as long as it suits their pockets. Pouring Pepsi into an empty bottle of Coca Cola doesn’t make it same as Coke,it still remains Pepsi.

            Lets be careful on alleging who was behind the demise of the ex NSA,may I remind you that there are people who insinuate that the conservative northern elite were behind it to get rid of Stephen Shekari and replace him with a Muslim and that ex NSA was only collateral damage … ? Does it mean it is correct ? No. they are all rumors and we should be careful not to peddle such. On the 1 bn dollars, the man has now clarified for the umpteenth time that the money is not only to fight bh but to re-equip and fund the military as a whole. Do you seriously think that the President C-in-C is so in lack of money that he needs to borrow to indirectly fund his re-elections

          • Ijeuwa

            When you talk of “the humble and non violent disposure(sic) of the present leader,” I guess you’re talking of Jonathan. What is humble and non violent in militarizing a purely civilian exercise? Over 35,000 soldiers were sent to tiny Ekiti by the C in C with clear instructions to unleash a bloodbath should the PDP not be allowed to bulldoze their way to ‘victory.’ Even before the election, just after his visit, one person was killed during an APC rally.

            They tried to do same in Edo State but some big shots sternly warned them that there’d be dire consequences. They knew it wasn’t a joke, so they backed off. Do you remember what happened when Jonathan went to visit the Monarch just before the elections? The late NSA said that BH in its latest incarnation is a PDP creation. Even Jonathan himself said BH is in his govt. See his body language and you’ll see that the violence BH is repeatedly unleashing doesn’t really bother him. All he wants is to make political capital out of it. All the man thinks of is how to stay in power for as long as possible. The very first bill he sent to the NASS was a six-year term bill for president and governors!!! Can you please tell me any other bill he has sent to the NASS since? It seems that his calculation is that the insurgency aids his quest to stay in power. So he doesn’t want it to end. And if he doesn’t want it to end for political reasons, wouldn’t he do anything he can to make sure it continues? Humble and non violent, did you say? Yet he’s sending soldiers to kill and maim, starting with the crushing of the Occupy Nigeria Movement which recorded many deaths…It’s currently playing out in several states.

            About money, even the loquacious finance minister admitted that over $10b is missing. If she admitted that much, given her antecedents, then it simply means that much more is missing. Where is the money? Who’s paying off legislators so they can impeach non pliant governors? Who is paying off politicians so they can defect from the opposition? Do you know the number of billions they just spent in Ekiti?

            I’m replying you because it seems you’ve some sense of objectivity. But you seem to deliberately overlook certain facts.

          • Psalm 35

            My brother,your allegations though sensible are too cumbersome and lengthy for me to reply now, thanks for the reply though, I must say your second response to mine is definitely intelligent but it doesn’t mean all you have said is correct, it is very likely due to a perception you have built based on what you were incorrectly fed.I will try and get back to you with my response,let me clear my desk first. Cheers

          • Psalm 35

            Ijeuwa my brother or sister, you are wrong and very wrong in all you asserted in your first paragraph, you seem to have swallowed hook,line and sinker the lies peddled by Lai. Since when did the military personnel sent to Ekiti jump from 10K to 35K? Where you there when the GEJ gave order for bloodbath to be unleashed ? Haba, you people should at least give it to the man that violence, murder and thuggery is not in the man’s character.

            When you talk about militarization, the question you should ask yourself is where the Ekiti people intimidated,hounded or arrested? did it guarantee to peace and a free and fair election ? It did, there was no violence, ballot stuffing and overall the election was adjudged above board by both local and international monitors.

            Adamawa, Nassarawa have one thing in common which is legally drafted compilations of impeachable offenses, rightfully served notices, legally constituted panels and a majority agreed impeachment – a departure from the last two President who sponsored impeachments using minority votes.

            Pick up your phone and call anyone you know in either of these states and they will tell you in the majority that these governors were worst of the worst. Let us be realistic,We as a people should be more pre-occupied with the reason and offense for which they were kicked out and not the partisan coloration behind it.

            I need to run along but let me close by adding that none including Nyako has proven GEJ has been sponsoring impeachments,infact Nyako confirmed this specifically before he has kicked out. All these dirt and mud about PDP financing the impeachments are all falsehoods spread by APC and their naive hirelings which you must not accept or buy into. We might as well blame GEJ for the potential impeachment of the Enugu dep gov who is being hounded for raising chickens within his residence.

          • Ijeuwa

            You sound rather biased, don’t you? If you call what happened in Ekiti free and fair elections, please read the long interview of the governor which he gave recently. It was peace of the graveyard. He was very wise to have avoided bloodshed.

            Seriously, you believe that Jona sent soldiers to Ekiti to oversee an APC victory? Why for instance didn’t he accept a manifestly free and fair election to elect the chairman of the governors’ forum? They were claiming that their own candidate won until a secretly recorded video of the election surfaced. Ask the governors of Niger and Jigawa, all PDP what happened at the forum election. Why did Jona choose to have his own brand of election? And he strictly has no business with that forum. Well, if that doesn’t show you the mindset of Jona when he talks of free and fair election, then I really can’t help you. Your bias must have gotten the better of you. Nigerians have seen all these shenanigans before, with all five parties endorsing one candidate, namely Abacha…They’re openly asking Nyako to come back to the PDP. Does that tell you something? How many PDP governors are having problems of threat of impeachment, or are they all saints? We also saw the same witch hunt with Abacha and Obasanjo: Support me and you’re clean, oppose me and you’re corrupt!

            Who ordered the police to lay siege at the Emir’s palace in Kano?
            Who sent soldiers to Adamawa to oversee the impeachment of Nyako?
            Who sent soldiers to kill peaceful demonstrators in Lagos during the protests against fuel price hike? Jona’s reason was that the people don’t look poor, so they must have been sponsored, bla, bla…

            Now let us even say that Nyako was guilty of all he was accused of, didn’t those offenses happen when he was in the PDP?

            Now compare Nyako with Alams and Diezeani, with Oduah, with what happened to Sanusi, with what is happening to the governor of Borno state…

            You can afford to be a little objective. Violence is not only happening in the north, but also almost all over, including kidnappings all over. Corruption has been redefined by Jona who said he doesn’t give a damn!

            I belong to no party, I support no party. My party the truth.

            I cannot because I belong to a particular religion or come from a particular section of the country claim in good conscience that Jona is doing a good job. Tufiakwa!

          • Ijeuwa

            For your info, there are actually political leanings in this country. There are politicians who have a well defined political philosophy, that is, politicians who’re principled. Obasanjo and others repeatedly made many, many attempts to get Buhari to join the PDP and he adamantly refused. Of course, you know what would have happened if he joined: he could easily have grabbed power. Check your facts well before making sweeping statements. There are indeed Nigerian politicians who are on the side of qualitative progress and who abhor the corruption that has soaked up the land. Such people have made untold sacrifices for their principled stance. Luckily the majority of Nigerians know some of them. And, believe it or not, this is why the powers that be are scared of free and fair elections.

          • Psalm 35

            What do you understand as ‘political leaning’ ? This is the first time I am hearing there are political leanings in Nigeria hahaha, what are they please ? Can you point me to one and the ideology behind it.

            Listen and for your own info, there is a difference between having a political leaning and being a principled politician, they are entirely two different things. Dont jump into a discourse you barely understand, no doubt there are politicians down for progress but does that equate to an ideology or leaning?Let me make it easy for you, in the UK there are conservatives and there is labour, the former is of centre right leaning and the latter is of centre left leaning respectively but these parties are both made up of politicians who share the same passion for a good country. Can you tell me which politician in Nigeria is left, right,centre left or centre-right ? lol, I can’t believe I am having this conversation.

          • Ijeuwa

            The problem with Nigerians is that most of us have been brainwashed right from primary school to see anything Nigeria or African as backward, or evil. So, in your thinking, how can a Nigerian have a political leaning? Seriously? And, of course, you cite the example of Britain, then on that basis, pass yourself off as well informed. It’s not about the names of the parties but rather what the party stands for. For instance, in Canada, the Liberal Party, akin to the Labour in Britain and the Democrats in USA, is centre left while the Liberal Party in Australia is centre Right, akin to the Conservatives both in Canada and in Britain.

            On a serious note, it’s simplistic to claim that a political party has no ideology. To claim that highly principled politicians like Fayemi have no political leaning says more about you than about them. You may accuse them of having an ill defined ideology or not adhering to their ideology. It’s like a country. You can’t seriously say that a country has no defined territory. You may say that the territory is not well defined, etc. Also, don’t forget that politicians change parties all the time based on their selfish aims. It happens all over the world.

            You only need to read the manifesto of a party in Nigeria to decipher where its ideology lies. The PDP is leaning conservative, of the worst hue, while the APC is more liberal and socially progressive. Conservatives usually kick against policies like free education, socialized medicare, housing, etc., while liberals have those at the centre of their platform. You only have to look at APC run states in Nigeria to see some of these policies at work. It also does happen that some politicians elected on the platform of conservative policies end up espousing liberal policies, and vice versa. I can give you famous example if you want.

        • Rommel

          of course they are insinuations because I was only reacting to your one sided plot,conspiracy theoreticians usually look at the two sides

          • Psalm 35

            Thank you for accepting they are ‘insinuations’ although it is important to note you called them ‘questions’ in the last paragraph and repeated same again in the comment below. So my point is …. you are better off asking me to ‘answer your insinuations’ and not questions; to that request I respectfully decline because I am not given to frivolities, on the flipside I can engage you on an endless rigmarole but it doesn’t benefit me or you because I am here to share knowledge and also learn from like minded individuals.

  • Young

    Let no one deceive Nigerians, this attack is open and clear plan to execute over 400 true northern elders statesmen listed by Gej/PDP to win 2015, but Insha Allah they would not achieve their aims and 2015 is for Buhari, a good leader who cares for Nigeria and Nigerians. Don’t pursuit Baba Buhari, his life is very important to this country, he is a man of Integrity, Honor, Respect and all good things in life for Nigerians. May Almighty Allah guides and protects him from the hand all those evil doers and grand wisdom to rule this country once again in other to put this country at it’s original shape. Ameeeeeeeeeeeeeen….

  • Shehu Mamman

    Its better we let the security experts do their job and investigate it before we start pointing accusing fingers.

  • Mosaku 147

    Asari and Al-mustapha at work.

  • JayGeeEx

    Heh heh… First, a “megaton bomb” was ‘discovered’ in a mosque by a 13 year old before it ALMOST blew up the mosque on a friday… It appears that story did not wash as well as hoped

    Now a bomb NEARLY blows up the man that is one of the most frontline sympathizers for this BH nonsense… How convenient… along with the timing; a couple of days after he spews out another series of badly rationalized positions…

    I am happy he survived.. Especially because he needs to be alive to witness what he truncated years ago, grow.

    Me, I just dey observe..

  • Concerned Nigerian

    Thank God for saving the General.

    But someone tell me.

    How come people faraway were killed, the metal panels of the car dented but the glasses were not cracked?

    Hope this is not a stage-managed bloodshed.

    God save Nigeria