PRESS STATEMENT 19/02/2020
AISHA YESUFU’s threat to Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi calls for concern
Our attention has been drawn to video posted on Instagram by Ms. Aisha Yesufu, in which she, apparently speaking on behalf of Boko Haram told the world that the Minister for Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi is not safe.
In that video, she said to Amaechi, “YOU THINK YOU ARE SAFE BECAUSE YOU HAVE ESCAPED…” an obvious reference to a purported attack on a passenger train Kaduna, as the Minister made his way to honour his friend, the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
Ordinarily, we would have overlooked the video as mere unfortunate rantings, but the choice of words in the video, and her obvious confidence that Rt. Hon. Amaechi will be in harms way, soon enough, is not only worrisome but deserving of a security alert.
Worse still is the very sudden death of the Chief detail to the honourable minister, less that 48 hours after the video went into circumstances.
We as a peace loving and law abiding people do hereby call on security agents to beef up security around the minister and also to invite Aisha Yesufu to explain in details the very essence of her video and why she is so sure that the minister is not safe.
We reiterate that as a people, we will not fold our arms and watch our son and brother, who has worked so hard, for this country, to be harmed. This will not be tolerated.
It is on record that Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, during his tenure as Rivers State Governor, restored peace and security to the state. This testifies that he values security of lives and property.
His contributions as Minister for transportation, in the railway sector, has also helped security agents in efforts to rid the country, especially, the north of insurgency.
We therefore call on security agents to rise to the occasion and get to the root of this video, which to us, is Aisha Yesufu’s privileged information of what a plan in the pipeline.
Dimm Uche Okwukwu
Secretary General, Ohaneze Ndigbo
Tel: 08037087483, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.