Attack On Buhari Could Have Triggered Violence – Expert

A security consultant, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, has described Boko Haram’s attempt on the life of former Head of State, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), and Muslim cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, in Kaduna as an attempt to plunge Nigeria into widespread political-ethno-religious violence.

Reacting to the attacks, which left over 80 others dead, Dr. Ekhomu said the choice of the targets by Boko Haram was calculated.

He said: “Had any of the two assassination attempts succeeded, the concomitant violent reaction by citizens would have been widespread and deadly.”

He said the development might have triggered violent conflict between All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), supporters; Christians and Muslims on one hand and youths and security agents on the other, because of the perceived inability of the security agencies to prevent incessant killings in Nigeria.
According to him, the goal of Boko Haram is to destabilise Nigeria.

Ekhomu, who is also the President of Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria, AISSON, said the Kaduna bombings were a harbinger of more assassination plots against top politicians and religious leaders by the terrorist group.

He said: “As a consequence, top level serving and former political executives, civil servants, military and police officers should take their personal security seriously to deny Boko Haram terrorists the opportunity to harm them.” [Vanguard]

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APC, assassination, Boko Hara, buhari, pdp

5 Comments

  • Which voilence e one cause wey pass all the people wey dey die everyday,those wey they die everyday no be person pikin? Mchweeeee.

  • DIS IS A STAGE MANAGED ISSUE TO PROVE A POINT. HE SAW BLOOD AND YET OVER HUNDRED PERSONS DIED YET NO SCRACH ON HIS BODY. IS HE A SPIRIT? IF HE HAD BEEN D TARGET WHO IS HE? WHY IS IT DAT ANY ATTACK ON CHRISTIANS MUST B INSIDE D CHURCH BUT ANY ON MUSLIMS WIL B OUTSIDE D MOSQUE? WE NO D GAME. HE JUST RAISED A DUST SO DAT WE RUN AFTER SHADOW. PLS LETS B WISE

  • This is a stage managed attack. Even if..other innocient ppl have been dying. So u ppl shd keep quite let’s hear other news.I don’t knw how much u were paid to put up this.

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