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Published On: Wed, Jul 23rd, 2014

Vanguard condemns bombing targeted at Buhari’s convoy, other places

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By Ali Abare Abubakar

The Buhari Vanguard has strongly condemned the twin bomb blasts that occurred in Kaduna, allegedly targeted at the convoy of the former Head of state and national leader of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and Dhiru Bauchi, a popular Islamic cleric.

The group, in a statement issued yesterday, described as shocking the bomb blasts, which resulted in the dead of scores of people, with three persons among the aides and security personnel attached to Gen. Buhari injured while their vehicles were destroyed.

The first blast reportedly targeted at Dahiru Bauchi, who was to deliver a Ramadan lecture in a Mosque at Murtala Square, led to the death of many Nigerians, with many others injured and are receiving treatment in various hospitals.

The former Head of state was reportedly on his way to Daura, his country home when the bomb was detonated as his convoy approached a few metres to the bomb, with the APC chieftain said to have suffered serious psychological trauma after managing to escape unhurt.

“We are frightened that these attacks by suspected Boko Haram members have assumed a dangerous dimension and we fear that if this is not controlled immediately, our nation Nigeria may never recover from the negative results of this insurgence. If prominent Nigerians are no longer safe and cannot go about their normal duties, it will be horrible to imagine what the fate of the average Nigerian will be” the Vanguard said.

While condoling with the families of those who have lost their loved ones, wishing those who were injured quick recovery, the group however observed that these series of condolences from the government and national leaders have become embarrassing and need to be matched with physical actions that will bring this insurgence to an end immediately.

“One cannot help but imagine what would have been happening in Nigeria now if Gen Muhammadu Buhari and the popular Islamic cleric, Dahiru Bauchi were killed in these attacks today. The nations would have been in turmoil and the extent of further damages may be unimaginable”, the group pointed out.

 

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