Atiku Escape Assassination As Boko Haram Suspects That Planned To Attack Him Were Arrested By DSS

Police in Adamawa state have arrested four suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorists allegedly plotting to attack the residence of Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president in gYola, the state capital. Yahaya Suleiman, police spokeperson in Adamawa, confirmed the development.

In a statement providing details of the arrest, Atiku Abubakar media personae said the prime suspect identified as Jubrila Mohammed, was apprehended while attempting to identify the home of the former vice president in Yola. Atiku media personae said other suspects were apprehended after the main suspect named them as his collaborators following an interrogation by the police.

According to his words; “We wish to alert the Nigerian public that at about 9:44 pm on Sunday night, 23rd July 2023 a man seeking to confirm the residence of his Excellency Atiku Abubakar in Yola, Adamawa state was apprehended at the gate of his residence,” the statement reads. Upon further interrogation by the police, the suspect identified himself as a 29-year-old Jubrila Mohammed and confessed of being a member of Boko Haram terrorist from Damboa in Borno state.

The suspect also informed the police that he and his colleagues, who were later arrested too, intended to attack organizations associated with Atiku Abubakar and some other sensitive locations in Yola. All four suspects have been handed over to military authorities. The police spokesperson confirmed to our source that the suspects have been handed over to 23 army brigade for investigations.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the planned attack on Atiku Abubakar’s residence was orchestrated by forces who are unsettled by his bid to retrieve his mandate at the presidential election petition tribunal.

According to the words of PDP spokesman; “Our party believes that the intent of the sponsors of this evil plot is to silence our presidential candidate, massacre innocent Nigerians and cause chaos, confusion and anarchy in the polity,” the statement reads.

However, the opposition ruling party has asked security agencies to commence an investigation to fish out those behind this evil plot. APC asks the DSS, Army, SSS and police to protect Atiku Attacks, and also investigate what foiled the attack conspiracy.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, should be given full protection following a foiled attack by Boko Haram terrorists on his residence. Felix Morka, the party’s national publicity secretary, said this in a statement on Tuesday while reacting to the foiled attacks on Atiku Abubakar’s residence in Yola, Adamawa state by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

He called on the police and the State Security Service to investigate PDP’s allegation that the APC was responsible for the attack. Mr Felix Morka described the allegation as a vacuous and mindless campaign of calumny, saying as an old party, the PDP should not indulge in such.

In continuation of its vacuous and mindless campaign of calumny, the PDP has alleged that suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists, arrested by the police following their foiled plot to attack the residence of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president of Nigeria and PDP presidential candidate in Yola, Adamawa state were sponsored by the APC,” the statement reads.

“Spewing lies and gibberish has become the PDP’s obsessive preoccupation following its crushing defeat in the last February 25 presidential election. This bizarre and senseless allegation comes only days after the same badly ailing party alleged, without a shred of substantiation, that APC was engaged in a plot to intimidate members of the judiciary.”

The APC statement stressed that Atiku Abubakar is a Nigerian and deserves the fullest protection of the law. The statement reads; “Our law enforcement authorities must protect and investigate any threat to his person, family or assets and prosecute offenders. However, Atiku’s PDP cannot continue to peddle criminal blackmail and wicked falsehoods in the name of opposition politics, unrestrained and without accountability,” the APC stated in anger. “We call on the police, DSS and other relevant security services to investigate the PDP’s wild and bogus allegations, invite its leadership to substantiate these claims and bring the perpetrators to justice,” the statement concluded.

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