Monday, May 18, 2015
Five Men Plan To Trek To Mecca For Buhari
from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia to celebrate the victory
of the president-elect, General Muhammadu in the
March 28 presidential poll.
Speaking with newsmen in Bauchi on Sunday, the
men; viz. Mohammed Inuwa, 45, Dahiru Aminu, 33,
Abdullahi Usseini, 45, Abubakar Danjuma, 45, and
Kabiru Saleh , 35, explained that their decision to
embark on the foot journey was fueled by the
undying love they have for the incoming leader.
Speaking on their behalf, Mohammed Inuwa said,
“He has tried to be president for 12 years but Allah
did not make it to be possible. We believe he always
won because he had the support of the majority.
This time around Allah has given him the power and
so we decided to trek to
Mecca by road to register our unflinching support to
They said they were ready to give their lives for the
mission but, “we pray Allah will protect and guide
us because we are committed to show our
appreciation to General Buhari.”
They disclosed that they have consulted widely with
families and friends and have made adequate
preparations for the journey which they estimated
will take them at least, three months and will see
them transverse countries of Chad, Sudan before
reaching their destination in Mecca.
The men said that they hope to begin their trek on
May 30, a day after the swearing-in of the incoming
administration and asked Nigerians to pray for them
to succeed in their mission.