The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has written a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Usman Baba, alleging that one of his constituents wants to kill him.
Dogara represents Dass/Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
He also alleged in his petition that the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State and two other persons are being targeted.
According to Punch, Dogara’s letter was also copied to the National Security Adviser; the Director General, Department of State Services; the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State and the Director, Department of State Services, Bauchi State.
The petition was titled: “Appeal for a thorough investigation into gun running activities involving Inspector Dakat Samuel, Inspector Auwalu Mohammed and Barau Joel Amos (Sarkin Yaki); as it relates to the confession of Barau Joel Amos that he sought to buy the rifles in order to kill me and three others,” and dated August 18th, 2022.
Dogara revealed that the three officers have been arrested and they are facing investigation for allegedly trying to sell rifles to one of his constituents.
The former House of Representatives speaker further revealed that from the confession of his constituent, Barau Joel Amos who sought to buy the rifle in question, he wanted to use it to kill him and three other persons.
The federal lawmaker noted that he was worried that there has been no official advice from the police relating to the credible threat to their lives to enable them beef up security around them so they can be more careful about their movements.
He warned that the issue should not be toyed with.
The petition read in part, “I wish to draw your attention to the above matter which is currently before the DCP Criminal Investigation Department of the Nigeria Police, Bauchi State Command. I am sure you are seized of the matter by now since it involves looting of your armory in Bauchi by the very officers who are entrusted with the safe custody of your arms and a constituent of mine, Barau Joel Amos who sought to buy or has been buying assault rifles from the officers.
“I have been authoritatively informed that the said Barau Joel Amos has confessed that the reason he sought to buy the rifles is to kill me and three of my constituents, vis: Bar Istifanus Bala Gambar, Rev Markus Musa (CAN Chairman, Tafawa Balewa) and Emmanuel (Chairman NL, Tafawa Balewa).
“I find it worrisome that there has been no official advice from the police relating to this credible threat to our lives to enable us to beef up security around us or just to be careful about our movements.
“More so, there is a spike in cases of kidnappings and killings by unknown gunmen, especially in Lere District of Tafawa Balewa. A case in point was the attack at Boto town where some relations of a former Governor of the State were killed while some were abducted.
“In view of the deteriorating security situation in Tafawa Balewa LGA where the suspect comes from, I wish to appeal to you to use your good offices to ensure that a thorough and all-encompassing investigation is carried out so that all those in the loop are apprehended and brought to book in order to restore lasting peace in the Lere District of Tafawa Balewa LGA.
“With all due respect, this is a matter that must not be handled with kid gloves.”
In other news, Kanyi Daily recalls that Dogara had, in July 2020 dumped Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
This site also recalls that Dogara, had in July this year, 2022, condemned the decision of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu and the party to field a Muslim/Muslim ticket in 2023.
He noted that the action threatens the unity of the country.