Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari narrowly escaped death in a second bomb explosion that rocked Kaduna town this afternoon in which over 20 persons were killed.
Buhari was believed to have been the target of the second bombing, but escaped unhurt, according to an official said.
Spokesman for the governor of Kaduna State, Ahmed Maiyaki said Buhari “was the target” of the bombing in the Kawo area of the city.
Two vehicles in the convoy of the former military head of state were burnt in the blast. His bullet-proof jeep was sprayed with bullets, but he escaped unhurt.
Boko Haram Islamists, who have been blamed for the twin bombings in Kaduna, have made direct threats on Buhari’s life.
Leader of the terror group, Abubakar Shekau has branded him a traitor to Islam for accepting democratic rule.