A former Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, on Monday made flashbacks to seven occasions when he was targeted for assasination.
Dalung turned 58 today, and the Plateau-born politician took to his known Facebook page to share his miraculous survival stories.
“Hurray I am 58 and still counting. No weapon fashion against me shall prosper. I have survived many assassination attempts on my life in the last 58 years,” Dalung wrote.
“Five armed men opened fire on me in 2005, I survived unhurt, three armed assassins invaded my residence in Jos on an abduction mission, they failed and one was captured in 2006. Poison was administered on drink and food which was served to me in 2007, I survived but lost a friend.
“In 2008, there was an attempt to kidnap me on the public highway in Jos, which also failed. There was an attempt to set my house ablaze thereby killing everyone in the house by unknown armed men which failed, they escaped in 2009. I was ambushed by dagger wielding men who attacked me in 2010, I emerged victorious without injury.
“On my way from peace mission from Republic of Niger in 2014, three masked men armed with AK 47 opened fire on me between Zaria to Saminaka, the Lord delivered me unhurt. In 2016, my domestic aides were bribed with huge sum of money to betray me to be poisoned, God exposed the plan and it failed.
“There were series of conspiracies to ambush my convoy while in office or to eliminate me, all failed.
“The Lord said to me sit down here until I make your enemies your footstool. Thank you Lord.”