Following the inauguration of some projects in Kaduna, by President Muhammadu Buhari, despite the security challenges in the state, the president had reportedly disclosed that he was almost bombed near the bridge while traveling to Katsina in July 2014.
The president stated, “They wanted to blow me (up). But my escort somehow stopped them. Before we came to this bridge, they became so desperate and there was a small market or something like that here.”
He added, “They exploded the device (bomb). God protected us and here I am again. Thank you very much, Your Excellency, and remarkably, you became my governor. I don’t think I have any input (in your becoming the governor).