Two arrested over plan to attack Atiku

Atiku Abubakar

Adamawa State Police Command has arrested two suspected Boko Haram insurgents for allegedly planning to attack the residence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in Yola.

The Command’s spokesperson Suleiman Nguroje confirmed this to reporters on Monday in Yola.

He said one of the suspects was arrested by the security detail attached to Atiku’s house while the other was picked up at a different location in the state capital.


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“One of the suspects, a 29-year-old man, confessed to being a Boko Haram member from Damboa in Borno.

“He was arrested at the gate of Abubakar’s residence while trying to carry out the attack at about 9 p.m. on Sunday.

“They said they were sent to study the house, institutions some sensitive places for an attack,” he said.

The suspects, Nguroje said, have been handed over to the military authorities for further action.