So it is a matter of believing that no matter what happens, either good or bad, nothing happens without the approval of Allah.
I am grateful to God for sparing my life up to this time despite what we went through. Those who participated in combat will say the same. God has kept me and I remain grateful to Him and grateful to you all for your support.
V: One of the major challenges your administration faced was the Gideon Okar coup where people thought death had finally gotten you. How did you escape?
IBB: I can remember very well that I had some loyal officers who were supposed to be my protectors and my body guard. Initially they told me to leave but I told them no, I am not leaving anywhere but they remained steadfast and later I took my family outside Dodan Barracks and I joined my guards. So we went out of Dodan Barracks and we went to a safe house where we got in contact with loyal troops. May God bless Sani Abacha. Sani Abacha was the chief of army staff. He got in touch with me, I got in touch with him and we sat down and talked on what we were going to do. Abacha and I rallied the loyal troops and then I left my safe house and joined Abacha in his house. That was how I escaped.
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