Kaduna bombing: ‘We have Muslim president and VP, but they are killing Muslims’ – Ex-NHIS boss, Prof Usman Yusuf laments

Former Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Usman Yusuf, has decried the erroneous Kaduna bombing incident.  

Residents of Tudun Biri village in Igabi LGA of Kaduna were celebrating Maulud Nabbiy (Prophet Muhammad’s birthday) when the Nigerian Army erroneously dropped bombs in their midst, killing over 120 persons.

In an interview with Arise TV, Yusuf said the optics for the Nigerian Army as well as the presidency is not good. He stated that during the build up to the 2023 general elections, Islamic clerics in the region sold a fraudulent Muslim-Muslim ticket to them.

He said with the President and the Vice President being Muslims, Muslims in the North are still being killed. 

‘’The Muslim clerics in the North came and sold this fraudulent Muslim-Muslim ticket and we have Muslim Vice President and Muslim President. Our people in the North are saying you are killing Muslims, inflicting a lot more pain on Muslims. You closed the borders along all the seven Northern states because you want to go to war with Niger. You are inflicting pain. Now you are killing Muslims.  Look at the Military hierarchy, people are being mischievous. Look at the operational Military hierarchy and look at their religion. The military needs to be very careful and start doing damage control fast”