Threat

Yola, March 14, 2019 The Adamawa Police Command says it is investigating an alleged threat to the life of former General Manager of Adamawa Investment and Property Limited, Malam Abubakar Zira.

The command spokesman, Othman Abubakar, who confirmed the development, said the command had received complaint from Zira, to the effect that some yet to be identified men were after his life.

Abubakar said the matter was being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the command.

Speaking on the matter to newsmen Thursday in Yola, Zira said the suspects had on two occasions, trailed him in what looked like an attempt to kidnap and kill him.

Zira said the first attempt on him by the unidentified persons was made on Dec. 16 last year on his way to Mosque at the Federal Housing Estate in Yola for morning prayer around 4.30 am.

He said the second attempt was on Feb. 24 this year while he was returning from Michika, his home, to Yola, after traveling home to vote in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

He said that he was trailed by some men in a vehicle but was able to escape.

“I have reported the incident to the Police, DSS, NSCDC and Army.

“I do not have problem with anybody,  except the attempt by some unknown persons, I believed to be land racketeers in Abuja, who cloned or forged the title document of my property in Abuja, which they attempted to sale.

“I had petitioned the Minister of FCT, Inspector General of Police, DSS and EFCC on the matter.

“I had also through my lawyer,  written to the Director, Land,  Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS),  on the need to place caveat on the property to stop those who forged the tittle documents from using it to defraud innocent and unsuspecting person or persons,” Zira said.