The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar narrowly escaped attacks by suspected Boko Haram elements at his Yola residence in Adamwa state, his media office said on Monday.
The incident happened on Sunday, 23 July, 2023 when a man in the late hours of the night, precisely at about 9:44pm was seeking to confirm the residence of Mr. Abubakar in Yola.
The man who was apprehended by security operatives at the entrance of the PDP presidential candidate’s residence, was later handed over to the police.
“Upon further interrogation by the Police, the suspect identified himself as a 29 year-old Jubrila Mohammed and confessed to being a Boko Haram member from Damboa in Borno State.” Atiku’s media office said.
The suspect also informed the Police that he and his colleagues, who were later arrested too, intended to attack organisations associated with Atiku Abubakar and some other sensitive locations in Yola.
All four suspects have been handed over to military authorities.
“We commend the police for the work that they continue to do in this particular investigation.
“We further ask that other relevant security agencies remain on top of their brief.” Atiku’s media office said.