The purported terrorist attack on the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Yola, Adamawa, is being investigated, according to the PDP.
The call is contained in a statement released by Debo Ologunagba, the PDP’s national publicity secretary, in Abuja.
The reported foiled terrorist attempt against Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate, and other crucial locations in Yola, Adamawa, Ologunagba claimed, terrified the party.
He said that by the confession of the arrested assailants, the plot had the ”pawmarks of a sponsored attempt on the life of Abubakar”.
“Our party charges the Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, to take the lead provided by the confession of the assailants to track down their sponsors and bring them to book in the interest of the security, unity and wellbeing of our nation.
“We also urge the Federal Government to ensure that the perpetrators of the dastardly act and their sponsors are brought to book.
“This particular investigation is important to the country because of the scope and dimension of the attempted attack.”
Ologunagba called on security agencies to tighten security around Abubakar and members of his family at this critical time in Nigeria democratic process.
In stopping the attack, he praised the attentive Yola residents’ and security services’ coordinated efforts.
Ologunagba pleaded with Nigerians to maintain their composure as officials launched an inquiry to find those responsible for the nefarious plot.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police in Adamawa on Sunday arrested four people suspected to be members of the Boko Haram, over an alleged plot to attack Abubakar’s residence.
SP Suleiman Nguroje, command spokesperson confirmed this to newsmen on Monday in Yola.
He said one of the suspects was arrested by the security detail attached to Abubakar’s house while the other was picked up at a different location in the state capital.
”One of the suspects, a 29-year-old man, confessed to being a Boko Haram member from Damboa in Borno.
”He was arrested at the gate of Abubakar’s residence while trying to carry out the attack at about 9 p.m. on Sunday.
”They said they were sent to study the house, institutions and some sensitive places for an attack,” he said.
The suspects, Nguroje said, have been handed over to the military authorities for further action. (NAN)