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Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by DamnnNiggarr(m): 2:55am On Nov 15
People now mock me for trekking from Gombe to Abuja for Buhari – 50-year-old who developed leg pain

Dahiru Buba, 50, who trekked from Gombe to Abuja in support of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), in 2015, tells CHIMA AZUBUIKE how the physical exertion has affected his health for three years, his expectations of the Buhari regime, among other issues

What do you do for a living?


I’m currently unemployed; I have not had any source of livelihood for some time now. I have two wives and seven children.

Are you a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress?

Yes, I’m a card-carrying member of the APC in Gombe State. I duly registered at the ward level in Dukku.

What is your relationship with Buhari?

The only relationship I have with him is the love I have for the APC, Buhari’s personality as a man of integrity and as a lover of the masses.


Why did you choose to trek to Abuja from Gombe for Buhari?

The idea came out of my excitement after the APC won the presidential election in 2015. It was because my party and my choice candidate, President Buhari, became the democratically elected leader of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This came after he had tried a number of times. When it was taking forever for him to become the President, I promised myself to do something big, not knowing he would win. So I vowed that if Buhari got elected, I would do something extraordinary. The best way was to trek.

How many days did the journey take you?

It took me roughly 15 days.

What type of footwear did you use to trek?

I used three slippers during the trip. I changed my slippers three times.

Who monitored you to be sure you did not use a form of transportation at some point?

I didn’t enter any vehicle. In fact, some people stopped to ask me what was going on and when I told them about my decision to trek, they wished me luck. Some others even offered to give me a ride but I declined. I’m always sincere in my belief or in whatever course I choose to course. Taking a ride would have eroded the genuineness of my plan and record so I refused to allow any car take me to my destination. When I got to my destination on foot, my legs were swollen.


What were the obstacles you faced on your way?

When I got to Kila village as I took the Kano road, I asked for shelter but people refused to give me shelter. Normally, I got assistance everywhere I got to but when I got Kila, it was different. Maybe the people there thought I had an evil plan.

In a picture of you that is online, you were holding a commendation certificate. What else did you get for the unusual feat?


I only got transport fare back home from Abuja. Although I expected much more but I was only given transportation fare, nothing more. Many well-wishers didn’t believe it when I told them that I didn’t get any money. Everyone that heard about my journey thought I returned home with huge money. But the truth is that only N10,000 was given to me.

What have you, your family or Dukku community gained from the trip?

Everyone was just happy that I returned home safely because some people from Kuma, who also trekked were murdered around Jos. When I trekked, I was hoping to be rewarded but when I saw that there was no reward, I decided to go to radio stations to seek assistance.

Who diagnosed your condition and told you that you have problems with your limbs?

First, I was going from one clinic to another, wasting the little resources that came my way until I was checked at Government House clinic, where they referred me to a private facility where I would be properly examined.

How did you know it was caused by the trekking?

I knew it was caused by the trekking because I never had that problem until that exercise. Of course I knew my body system before the trekking and I know how it has been after the trekking. I can tell when a particular part of my body begins to malfunction.

What is the problem and how long have you had it?

I’ve had it for over three years now. It started like a joke; it started with some reactions around my toes and they gradually moved to my knees. I started having pain in my legs.

How much do you need to get treatment?

I don’t know the exact figure but as it has to do with my legs, it requires good treatment. I just wish to be fine.

What do you think about the Buhari regime that you trekked for from Gombe to Abuja?

I feel very sad because some people mock me now, saying I only did that in order to be rich but I’m still poor while others enjoy insulting the President in my presence. But I’m usually helpless because I can’t really defend him.

People always harass me in Dukku, asking me what I have gained, especially those who know about my current medical predicament and financial condition. They know how I practically survive by depending on others. Some of my friends, in an attempt to ridicule what I did, said I should have trekked to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. They said trekking to Mecca would have been more beneficial. They said my trekking from Gombe to Abuja did not bring me any gain.


If you could relive the period that you trekked, what would you do differently?

Well, if I could, I would still trek for the President.

Do you regret your loyalty to this regime?

I don’t regret my loyalty at all; no way. It was something I did wholeheartedly. Nobody coerced me or urged me to do it. I don’t regret my loyalty to the party and the President.

Do you think you have become richer or poorer since Buhari became the President?

I’m poorer than ever.

What do you think can be done to improve the country?

The President should revisit the promises he made to the people and fulfil them. The government is trying its best; I’m happy with some things but there are some things that need to change. Their tenure isn’t over yet.

Finally you got medical attention, how does that make you feel?

I’m grateful to the state government for helping me. The Governor of Gombe State; Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, is taking care of medical bill. I was at the Government House clinic and later transferred to a private hospital in the state capital where I’m expected to undergo treatment. Already, I have done some tests and X-ray. They have prescribed some drugs for me and I have been asked to report back within five days.

I want to also call on the government to please buy me a house because the house I stay in Dukku LGA is not mine. This is a way for the government to intervene and make people making fun of me to shut up. People have been taunting me for trekking without getting a worthy reward.

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by craftricINTERIO: 2:58am On Nov 15
Ok

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by xtocom: 3:52am On Nov 15
so na now you know say people the mock you? you can retrek back to Abuja let your voice be heard Lauder.

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by Myhusband(m): 4:12am On Nov 15
only sane people will mock you for such stupidity


you don't have a job but have two wives and 7 kids but instead of you to farm, you're trekking because an epidemic got elected to rule this country backward? your community people are nice, left to me they would have deal with you and your family for your gross foolishness


but Buhari people is heartless sha, 10k for a huge stupidity?

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by egopersonified(f): 4:14am On Nov 15
Doctors in the house, is the slippers responsible for this condition? Would he have avoided this if he had the proper foot wear?

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by nabiz(m): 4:20am On Nov 15
Laughs won bus my belle ooo. Truly it would have make more sense you trekked to MECCA. At least so that Allah go forgive your stupidity

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by Formularcr7: 4:25am On Nov 15
Buy house for you??

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by Anyiamaka: 4:33am On Nov 15
Continue trekking. Enjoy your Buhqri and stop disturbing us.

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by ouzo1(m): 4:40am On Nov 15
Trek go see am again, maybe this time him fit make am 20k...


Rubbish..All this kind talk dey irritate my blockus.

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by achierosion(m): 4:51am On Nov 15
In ur next world, trekke to Pakistan or Iraqgrin

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by Agbegbaorogboye: 4:59am On Nov 15
angry angry
Useless fellow
You didn't trek for girl child education
You didn't trek for social justice and equality
Heck, you didn't trek for BH that's happening in your doormot
Na Buhari you see trek for undecided Buhari ke
Thunder fire whatever remains of those legs
Anuofia

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by DaddyRochie1642(f): 5:04am On Nov 15
He even said with Confidence
"he wants the government to buy him a House"

Is it the government that told him to trek for Buhari?

To slap this man dey hungry me

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by Racoon(m): 5:07am On Nov 15
grin See the glorified mumu. Abeg enjoy your choice o jare.Even your fellow mummified zombies here will also be laughing @ your idiocy.Just imagine-it is just not easy to educate a zombie.....
-If you could relive the period that you trekked, what would you do differently?
Well, if I could, I would still trek for the President.

-Do you think you have become richer or poorer since Buhari became the President?
I’m poorer than ever.

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by ursullalinda(f): 5:09am On Nov 15
You deserve the mocking.......even beating.......all join!.......see where your stupidity and that of your fellow zombies landed us.

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by OVB123(m): 5:10am On Nov 15
You will continue to suffer it.

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by RepoMan007: 5:11am On Nov 15
Can't they donate for him within his ward or Buhari is now so unpoular within?

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by bjayx: 5:13am On Nov 15
He said he will still trek for buhari giving another chance. shocked shocked

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by MJluv(f): 5:39am On Nov 15
egopersonified:
Doctors in the house, is the slippers responsible for this condition? Would he have avoided this if he had the proper foot wear?
If he had anything remotely looking like a brain in that head of his, he will not be in that condition now.

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by blackpanda: 5:45am On Nov 15
U are unemployed and u have 2 wives and 7 kids So Dem bring u come this life come give woman belle only abi? And u say they are taunting u because of bubu?
My brother u are insane! Your taunting started long before 2015

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by Larryfest(m): 5:48am On Nov 15
When next he wishes to make such useless and stupid journey he should take his whole family along so he can set a new record. There seems to be no shortage of stupidity among this people, the guy slept inside a dirty gutter last year smh.....

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by Nobody: 5:59am On Nov 15
Very unfortunate fellow...and very typical northerner - half human, half cow

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by Morningstarrr: 6:22am On Nov 15
No sane mind would support Buhari. A man that could not develop himself for 30yrs despite receiving salary as an ex president.

I wonder why most people don’t think beyond their nose

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by helinues: 6:23am On Nov 15
Who sent you?

Abegiii

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by PussyOdour(m): 6:27am On Nov 15
He says if he could, he will still trek for the president. Very unremorseful statement.

Infact Aboki gettoouuut, na mumu go kill you. Useless man.

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by Thomthom: 6:37am On Nov 15
Racoon:
grin See the glorified mumu. Abeg enjoy your choice o jare.Even your fellow mummified zombies here will also be laughing @ your idiocy.Just imagine-it is just not easy to educate a zombie.....
He is poorer more than ever, but he will still trek for buhari if he had another opportunity.. Its now I believed the Zombie syndrome I have been hearing.

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by hidhrhis(m): 6:53am On Nov 15
he want the government to build him a house
he is poorer more than ever yet he will still trek for buhari again if given the chance
he loves APC
shey APC na chelsea or arsenal that u must love
i swear this are the kinda people bringing us back in this country

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by DasaintHope(m): 7:01am On Nov 15
God said go into the world and multiply Asians and northerners took it personal

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by Karlovich: 7:02am On Nov 15
grin, Even we at vulturebbqgrills are constantly mocked for supporting our darling daddy. The worst part of it is that the vegetable is neglecting us despite our loyalty.

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by Cerveau(f): 7:06am On Nov 15
Am in pains reading this right now.....

This is unarguably the most stupid person I've heard of in my life...

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by SMI2020: 7:17am On Nov 15
Normals. .. Every stupid move deserves mockery, but ur case pass just move, na trexk. .u stupid gan

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Re: Dahiru Buba: People Now Mock Me For Trekking From Gombe To Abuja For Buhari by nthony10: 7:20am On Nov 15
I still remember when one little girl gave Buhari all she had during the first campaign and also a widow did the same, that was how he scammed everyone to vote for him in 2015 only God knows where they are.
Moral of the story is don't be moved by such gimics during campaign, it's a sign that the aspirant has little to offer you so he starts to rack up sentiments.

3 more years to go.
grin grin grin

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