Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) presidential candidate, acknowledged on Monday that Boko Haram had attacked his home.
Atiku said that Boko Haram terrorists invaded his Yola home on Sunday, July 23, in a statement released by his media office on Monday.
On his Twitter account on Monday, a former presidential adviser named Reno Omokri claimed that a terrorist had broken into Atiku’s home.
Omokri asserted that the attack, which took place on Sunday night, was a threat to the former vice president’s life and urged the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to conduct a comprehensive investigation.
On Monday, Atiku’s media office released a statement in which he acknowledged that police had detained four people in connection with the attempted attack on his home.
The statement reads:
“We wish to alert the Nigerian public that at about 9:44 pm on Sunday, 23 July, 2023 a man seeking to confirm the residence of His Excellency Atiku Abubakar in Yola was apprehended at the gate of the residence.
“The man who was apprehended by security operatives at the residence of Atiku Abubakar 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.
“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.