A suspected Boko Haram member, identified as Jubrila Mohammed, was apprehended on Sunday at the residence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Yola, Adamawa State. The suspect’s suspicious behavior caught the attention of authorities, leading to his arrest and subsequent interrogation.
During the police questioning, Jubrila Mohammed confessed to being a member of the notorious terrorist group, Boko Haram. Shockingly, he revealed that he was involved in a sinister plot to bomb not only Atiku’s residence but also prominent locations in Yola, including the American University of Nigeria and the Modibbo Adama Central Mosque.
As the gravity of the situation unfolded, Jubrila Mohammed was taken into custody by the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Adamawa Police Command.
The incident has sparked widespread concern and calls for heightened security measures to protect Atiku Abubakar and other potential targets.
Social commentator and vocal supporter of the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Reno Omokri, highlighted the seriousness of the situation and urged law enforcement agencies to conduct a thorough and proper investigation. Given the current state of the nation and the threat posed by terrorist organizations like Boko Haram, Omokri emphasized the need for transparency and clarity in addressing this security breach.
The attempted attack on Atiku’s residence and other vital locations in Yola is a chilling reminder of the ongoing security challenges facing Nigeria. It serves as a call to action for the Federal Government to prioritize the safety of its citizens and intensify efforts to combat terrorism.
In light of this alarming incident, Nigerians are anxiously waiting for updates from the authorities regarding their investigations and measures taken to safeguard public figures and places at risk. Transparency and effective security measures are crucial to instill confidence and ensure the safety of the people.
As the situation unfolds, it is imperative for everyone to remain vigilant and support law enforcement agencies in their efforts to dismantle terrorist networks and prevent further threats to the nation’s security.
He wrote on Twitter:
“Yesterday, Sunday, July 23, 2023, at about 9 PM, a man acting suspiciously was detected at Waziri Atiku’s residence in Yola. Due to his erratic behaviour, he was accosted and restrained. The suspect, Jubrila Mohammed,wasimmediately taken to the police station and interrogated. During his interrogation, he confessed to being a member of the dreaded Boko Haram sect. He revealed a plot to bomb Waziri Atiku’s residence, along with faculties at the American University of Nigeria, Yola, as well as the Modibbo Adama Central Mosque. The suspect is now with the State CID of the Adamawa Police Command.”
“I, Reno Omokri, call on the police to conduct a full and proper investigation. Beyond that, the Federal Government is put on notice to heighten security around Waziri Atiku Abubakar. This incident is too serious to be treated with levity, especially with the state of the nation. This could be more than meets the eye. Nigerians need to know what is actually going on.