Kaduna Blasts: Killing Buhari, Bauchi Would Have Set Nigeria On Fire – Presidency

The Presidency has expressed profound gratitude to God for the safety of former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari and an Islamic cleric, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, who were targets of two bomb blasts in Kaduna on Wednesday.

According to the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Matters, Professor Rufai Ahmed Alkali, had the perpetrators of the blasts succeeded, the country would have been set on fire.

Buhari, a leader of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and Sheik Bauchi survived the bomb explosions which led to the untimely death of over 82 innocent Nigerians.

Buhari was on his way to his hometown, Daura, Katsina State when his convoy was attacked at the ever- busy Kaduna Kawo Motor Park, while Sheik Bauchi was attacked along the Alkali/ Isa Kaita Road, near the Murtala Muhammed Square where he delivered a Ramadan Tafsir Sermon to thousands of the Tijaniyya sect members.

The two separate attacks were believed to have been carried out by the Boko Haram Islamic sect, but some members of the APC have accused the presidency of complicity.

Distancing the presidency from the two ugly events, Alkali said it was wrong to politicise security issues in a bid to score cheap political points.

Speaking during his first official working visit to the secretariat of the Goodluck Support Group (GSG) in Abuja, Alkali said, “I want to express my sincere concern over what happened to our former Head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari. You all recall that two or three days ago, there was an attempted attack on his life and another senior citizen, Sheik Dahiru Bauchi, both in Kaduna.

“It is by the grace of God that today the lives of these two senior citizens were spared. We want to thank God for saving them and for saving this country from the trauma of what could have happened if the people behind it had achieved their objective.

“I want to also state that in seasons like this, the usual thing is what has become the popular culture of blame game. I do not think anybody in this country would be associated with this type of thing in any way or form.

“Therefore, those who want to trivialize these issues personalize them or attribute it to this government or the leadership of this government in any form, directly or indirectly, should desist from that.

“This government is committed to the security of this nation, it is committed to lasting peace in this country and Mr. President is deeply committed to bringing stability in our political environment.

“We should not over dramatize these issues. All of us must come together, we have collective responsibility to protect and defend our country. This is not a time for politicizing issues.

“Security matters are not for politicians. There are people who have been trained and who are responsible for security. We cannot do their job for them; they should be allowed to do their job.

“We should also desist from any attempt that will weaken the institutions of government, especially security agencies who are doing very well in containing the situation.”

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6 Comments

  • Mad man is the name of this professor who made this assertion.How come that the abduction of these girls never set Nigeria on fire?All the people been killed are they not humans?are they cows?Bunch of people who are mentally bankrupt in the mist and corridors of power.Now it has happened to Buhari you professor without advance IQ is talking rubbish

  • Nobody want to kill buhari it is just a scam,he has killed inocent nigerians he just want to use this to cover up his evil deed

  • this man must be a prof.of sencelessness,bytheway when did buhari became the God of nigeria or even a mentor that his death would has triggered violence should his boys succeded in killing him and how?i can now see that some of u in the presidency had noting upstirs,how come the thousands of nigerians that has died including our military didn’t cause violence or is buhari’s head greater than those our beloved ones bombed the churches and market places?and if i may ask who is buhari and what virture had he added us in this country?was he not the one that staged boys to kill non-indigin during 2011general election which led to deaths of nysc and others,is he not a bokoharam?yes he is!he has been standing by them since maybe he seased from paying them and they deside to kill him if possible.this buhari is a bad luck to this country but am happy he will never be the president of this country.they better make him another shekau or islamic president.so that he can be eating the people that his boys are killing.

  • I am forced to say that some people reasons from their ANUS. Pls don’t misunderstand me, but seriously I don’t get it, how can someone come out to tell us that one refuses to pay his boys and they decided to attack him could leads to end of the country had it been they succeded. This person is just telling us that millions of people killed by these ANIMALS are not important. May GOD Forgive us for our lack of regard for His creations.

  • Ibo prats and their senseless hatred to the North and Notherners. You will bury ur empty coconut heads in shame Igbos and ur cohorts. We all know dat Jonathan plotted the murder of our beloved former head of state Buhari but was averted by will of Allah. It would hav costed him (Jonathan) his position had the attempted murder was successful. Buhari will live not only live but live to lead this country wether u like it or not. $hit-eating Pigs in human form is what u r!

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