Security agencies have reportedly begun a search for a man suspected to be a member of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who threatened to kill the supporters of the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
It has been reported that the yet-to-be-identified man was seen in a viral 30 seconds video, while displaying a gun (pistol) in the video, warned supporters of the APC and PDP presidential candidates to stay away from polling units.
The suspect, after corking the pistol, stated that he did that to prove it was a real pistol.
Threatening voters, the man said: “You dey observe am?
I go reach polling unit see men dey vote for Atiku or Tinubu. How far? Una go understand.
“If you know say you no go vote Peter Obi, no come out…no come out.
Shebi you dey see am (I think you are seeing it). We dey vex!”
A security source told PRNigeria that security operatives would apprehend the suspect soon over the violent threat.
The source said: “The young man, suspected to be an IPOB militant issued his ‘murder’ threat in a viral 30-second video which has been circulated on various social media platforms.
It is quite disturbing and worrisome when the armed criminal vowed that come 2023, he will shoot and kill persons at polling units, who attempt to vote either Atiku or Tinubu.”