‘Our Target Was President Buhari’ – ISWAP Terrorist Claims Responsibility of Kogi Car Bomb

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihd, is the Boko Haram faction supported by the Islamic State that has taken responsibility for a car bomb explosion that left about four people dead and numerous others injured in the Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The gang had claimed responsibility for seven attacks in the state over the previous eight months.

The explosion rocked a community in the local government area last Thursday.

The explosion, which occurred around 9.00 am was said to have occurred near the palace of Ado Ibrahim, the paramount ruler of Ebiraland.

The incident occurred about an hour before the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was scheduled to visit the North-Central state to inaugurate some projects.

However, ISWAP in a statement on Monday said the attack was carried out by “soldiers of the caliphate.”

The terror group said a car bomb was used and its target was the President who was visiting the area.

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