Photo: Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, Anti-Boko Haram Preacher Escapes Assassination
July 23rd, 2014 – Picture: Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, Anti-Boko Haram Preacher Escapes Assassination
Meet Sheik Dahiru Usman Bauchi, a popular Peace preacher who escaped an assassination attempt by suspected Boko Haram Islamists today.
According to a source who sent us his picture this afternoon, the man of peace was on his way to Murtala Square in Central Kaduna this afternoon when a Volkswagen golf car exploded on Alkali road, very close to Murtala Square where he’s scheduled to lead prayers for Ramadan Tafsir.
The bomb targeted at his convoy went off after he left the area, though the cleric escaped unhurt several passersby were killed. 25 bodies were recovered from the scene.
The source said he had earlier escaped gunshots fired by the militants before escaping the bomb blast.
Sheik Dahiru Bauchi is an elderly Islamic leader who had spoken against Boko Haram in the past.
May God protect all the peace lovers in our land and flush out the bad ones among us.