Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice-President and presidential hopeful, has written to President Muhammad Buhari asking for extra protection over alleged threat to his life and those of his family members.
In a petition entitled: ‘Petition over Criminal Intimidation and Threat to My Life, That of Members of My Family, and Cyber Stalking Using Mobile Phone Number 08148228704, Atiku claimed that he is being threatened because of his presidential ambition.
Atiku is one of the aspirants seeking to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He called on the president to order urgent investigation into the matter, pointing out that it could lead to serious breaches and may constitute real danger to national security.
According to the petition, the author of the threat message said: “We will blow your plane off the sky and we will poison you and your family. You are going to see what we will do with your family. We know when and where your children travel to.”
He said his wife and daughters had received separate threat text messages from the mobile line.
“I present 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 kind review/investigation and urgent consideration of extra protection for my family and I against some criminal intimidation and threat to my life, that of my family, and the cyber stalking against my family and I, using telephone mobile number +2348148228704,” he said.