Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has raised alarm over threats to his household.
In accordance to Atiku, his wife and daughter have obtained risk messages from unknown individuals who have vowed to get them raped and killed if he would not again out from the presidnetial race.
In a petition titled “Petition Over Legal Intimidation And Risk To My Life, That Of Members Of My Household, And Cyber Stalking Utilizing Cellular Telephone Quantity 08148228704,” which he wrote to President Buhari on September seventh, Atiku requested extra police safety for his household and himself from the president, disclosing that he, his wife and daughters had obtained separate textual content messages from a cellular line stating that except he backs out of the race, his members of the family would be raped and killed.
He famous that he obtained a risk textual content message on his cellular line on September eighth this yr, and stated the similar quantity despatched rape and loss of life threats to his wife and daughter. He stated the creator of the textual content message he acquired on September eight this yr stated she or he was watching Atiku’s household and that they might rape and kill his wife, Jennifer, in addition to his daughters, Maryam and Fatimah.
The previous vice chairman referred to as on President Buhari to order an pressing investigation into the matter, because it may lead to critical safety breaches.
The petition reads
“I current my highest compliments to the president and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and have the honour to request your excellency’s type evaluate/investigation and pressing consideration of additional safety for my household and I in opposition to some felony intimidation and risk to my life, that of my household, and the cyber stalking in opposition to my household and I, utilizing phone cellular quantity +2348148228704.”
Atiku, in the petition, stated the creator threatened that if he didn’t withdraw from the presidential contest, “we are going to kill, rape your wife and daughters”, whom they recognized as Mariam, who labored at Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN), and Fatima, a former commissioner in Adamawa State.
The petition additionally said that the creator threatened to “mess up his wife”, whom they used unsavoury expressions in opposition to. He listed a few of threats to embody:
“We are going to blow your airplane off the sky and we are going to poison you and your loved ones. You’re going to see what we are going to go together with your loved ones. We all know the place and the place your youngsters journey to. We are going to blow up all of your properties and these of his wife. We management the aviation towers in Nigeria and South Africa. We’re on authorities and Buhari will win once more. Your social gathering members won’t ever choose you and, if they do, we are going to assassinat (sic) you. We are going to kill you by blowing up your airplane.” he wrote
In separate textual content messages to Atiku’s wife and daughter, the nameless particular person advised them to prevail on Atiku to again down from the contest or they may be harmed. The previous vice chairman, nonetheless, stated,
”From the foregoing, Mr President can see that if enough and pressing steps are usually not taken to determine and cope with these threats, it may lead to critical breaches and could represent actual hazard to nationwide safety. Contemplating that these threats border on the proper of my household and I to life in addition to my freedom to aspire for and contest for the presidency in Nigeria, I urge you to start pressing investigation with a view to figuring out the particular person (s) behind the risk, expose and prosecute the perpetrator (s) in accordance with the legal guidelines. “I request that you just guarantee the continued safety of my rights to life, that of my household, my property and my rights and freedoms to affiliate and aspire to any political workplace as assured underneath the 1999 Nigerian structure (as amended),” he said in his petition