In a shocking revelation, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a thorough investigation into the reported foiled terrorist attack on its former presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in Yola, Adamawa State. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, expressed deep concern over the incident and demanded that the culprits and their sponsors be swiftly brought to justice.
In an official statement issued from its headquarters in Abuja, the PDP expressed alarm over the attempted attack on Atiku Abubakar and other sensitive locations in Yola, Adamawa. The seriousness of the matter was heightened by the confession of the arrested assailants, which indicated the involvement of potential sponsors in the heinous plot.
Mr. Ologunagba called upon the Inspector-General of Police, Olukayode Egbetokun, to take immediate action based on the information provided by the apprehended suspects. He stressed the importance of tracking down those responsible and ensuring they face the full force of the law, considering the gravity of the attempted attack.
“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 our nation’s security, unity, and wellbeing.
“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.”
The PDP’s spokesperson also appealed to the federal government to take decisive action in apprehending the perpetrators and their backers. The investigation, he emphasized, must be treated with utmost seriousness due to its significant implications for the security and wellbeing of the nation.
Highlighting the critical nature of the situation, Mr. Ologunagba urged security agencies to strengthen their protective measures around Atiku Abubakar and his family during this sensitive period in Nigeria’s democratic process.
Commending the vigilant efforts of the people of Yola and the security agencies involved in thwarting the attack, Mr. Ologunagba praised their collaborative work. He emphasized the need for continued vigilance against such threats.
Revealing the details of the arrests, Adamawa State Police Command spokesperson, Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed that four suspects believed to be members of the notorious Boko Haram group were arrested in connection with the foiled attack. One of the suspects was apprehended at the gate of Atiku’s residence, while the other was picked up at a different location in the state capital.
He said one of the suspects was arrested by the security detail attached to Atiku’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, some sensitive places for an attack,” he said.
Nguroje disclosed that during interrogation, one of the suspects, a 29-year-old man, confessed to being a Boko Haram member from Damboa in Borno State. The suspects were allegedly sent to conduct surveillance on Atiku’s house and other sensitive locations in preparation for the attack.
The suspects have since been handed over to military authorities for further investigation and appropriate legal action.
As the nation awaits the outcome of the investigation, Mr. Ologunagba called for calm among Nigerians, assuring them that the authorities are committed to unraveling those behind this evil plot and ensuring the safety and security of the nation.
The incident has raised grave concerns over the safety of prominent political figures and the need for a concerted effort to combat terrorism and protect the nation’s democratic process.