Muhammed Abubakar, Reporting
A suspected member of Boko Haram has, on Sunday night, invaded the residence of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Vice President Atiku Abubakar, in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.
This was disclosed in a Twitter thread on Monday morning by a former aide to President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri.
He claimed that the invasion was a threat to Atiku’s life at his house, adding that the incident happened around 9:00p.m on Sunday, July 23, 2023.
Omokri, who’s on self-exile abroad, identified the invader as Jubrilla Mohammed and a member of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group.
He said the suspect revealed his plan to bomb Atiku’s residence, along with faculties at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola and a popular mosque.
He, therefore called on the Adamawa State Police Command to conduct a full and proper investigation.
He also asked the Federal Government to tighten security around Atiku.
“Yesterday, Sunday, July 23, 2023, at about 9 PM, a man acting suspiciously was detected at Waziri Atiku’s residence in Yola.
“Due to his erratic behaviour, he was accosted and restrained. The suspect, Jubrila Mohammed, was immediately taken to the police station and interrogated.
“During his interrogation, he confessed to being a member of the dreaded Boko Haram sect. He revealed a plot to bomb Waziri Atiku’s residence, along with faculties at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, as well as the Modibbo Adama Central Mosque.
“The suspect is now with the State CID of the Adamawa Police Command.
“I, Reno Omokri, call on the police to conduct a full and proper investigation. Beyond that, the Federal Government is put on notice to heighten security around Waziri Atiku Abubakar.
“This incident is too serious to be treated with levity, especially with the state of the nation. This could be more than meets the eye. Nigerians need to know what is actually going on,” Omokri affirmed.