The Islamic terrorists, Boko Haram have continued to cause instability in Northern Nigeria. Today, two bomb blasts, going off 90 minutes from each other occurred in Kaduna, Nigeria.
Most recent reports suggest that 82 people were killed in the attack. Witnesses said the first bomb was targeted at thousands of Muslims who gathered at the Murtala Square for Ramadan Tafsir under the leadership of Sheikh Bauchi, a Islamic cleric who is said to be an outspoken critic of Boko Haram.
More shocking and unusual is that a former Military leader and now one of the opposition leaders, Major Gen. Muhammad Buhari was targeted by the second attack.
According to a report by BBC Africa, about 90 minutes after the first bomb went off, a second explosion ripped through the crowded Kawo area in Kaduna, targeting the convoy of Gen Buhari. Gunmen rammed a vehicle into his convoy, firing shots at it. The report says two of Gen. Buhari’s bodyguards were slightly wounded in the attack, he however escaped unhurt.
Now, the big question is: Why will Boko Haram want to kill Buhari?
Of course, Buhari is an outspoken critic of Boko Haram. From what we saw, how Boko Haram targeted Sheikh Bauchi, it is obvious that the sect is out to murder prominent Islamic citizens who openly condemn its activities.