• How Buhari missed death ‘by inches’ during the Biafra war

    How Buhari missed death ‘by inches’ during the Biafra war

    President Muhammadu Buhari missed death by a few inches during the civil war, his authorised biographer has revealed.

    In the book, Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria, John Paden, a former professor of public administration at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, recounted how the young officer, who commanded a brigade during the war that lasted from 1967-1970, narrowly escaped death.

    Paden wrote: “Buhari was among the first of the junior officers to be sent into battle. He served until the […]