Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has alleged threat to his life and those of his family members regarding his decision to contest the 2019 presidential election.
Atiku, one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated this in a petition he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari dated September 7, 2018.
In the petition, copied to the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, Atiku requested more police protection for his family and himself, adding that his wife and daughters have received separate text messages from a mobile line 08148228704 stating that unless he backs out of the race, they would be raped and killed.He said the author of the threat text message said his family was being watched closely.
He, therefore, called on the President to order an urgent investigation into the matter, pointing out that it could lead to serious breaches and may constitute real danger to national security.
The former Vice President said: “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.”