President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday recalled how an attempt was made to kill him near the Kawo bridge, Kaduna in July 2014.

Buhari spoke in Kaduna in the course of a two-day visit during which he has been commissioning projects undertaken by the Nasir El-Rufai administration.

Buhari who was at the newly constructed Kawo bridge executed by the El-Rufai administration said “there was an attempt to bomb me here…there was a market nearby.” ….but his security escort were vigilant.

The Kawo bridge was a project, many said had become a cynosure, which had attracted many tourists to Kaduna since its completion.

As part of the visit to Kaduna, President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the ultra-modern sports and shopping complex at Murtala Square Kaduna, where he reiterated the likelihood of his staying in Kaduna after leaving office.

Speaking while commissioning the project, the President commended the foresight and developmental strides of the El-Rufai administration, pointing out that Kaduna would be difficult for a long-time visitor to recognise.

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Earlier, President Buhari who arrived Kaduna the previous day was in Kafanchan, Southern Kaduna where he appreciated the numerous projects he commissioned and thanked the Governor for building good roads and other infrastructural projects in rural parts of the state.

Buhari and his entourage led by Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, were expected to be in Zaria in continuation of the projects commissioning .

The President’s visit to Kaduna, his state of residence since retirement from the military, is expected to end on Friday.

GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that the attempt to kill Buhari in Kaduna in 2014 was one of the defining moments of that year as blame for the attack was thrown at different quarters. It had earlier been reported before then that Buhari was nominated to act as a negotiator for the Boko Haram insurgents but the attempt to kill him revealed that the former general was himself not immune to their attacks.

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Source: Vanguard