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NNPP alleges threat to lives of its leaders, petitions IG, DSS DG

The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi, to urgently look into its claims that the lives of certain chieftains of the party and property are being threatened.

The party further called on the IG and DSS boss to provide adequate protection around the party’s national headquarters and leaders.

According to the NNPP, the information at its disposal revealed plans by some people under the tag of “unknown gunmen” to launch an assault on the party’s national secretariat while simultaneously designating some party leaders for removal.

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The party’s position was contained in two separate petitions to Egbetokun and Bichi, signed by the National Chairman of the party, Abba Ali, titled “Threat to Lives of Some NNPP Leaders: Request for Action and Protection of Lives and Property,” on Friday.

“We wish to use this medium to inform your good office of reports of threat to lives and property of some leaders of our great party, the New Nigeria People’s Party.

“According to information at our disposal, there are plans by some people under the tag of ‘unknown gunmen’ to attack the national secretariat of our party while, at the same time, some leaders of the party have been marked down for elimination.

“We are using this medium to request a thorough investigation into this report and also adequate protection around our national headquarters and leaders of the party.”

Ali further said that the party is peaceful and has never employed or deployed violence to press home its demand.

“We therefore urge you, sir to look into this our request urgently. While awaiting your quick response sir, please be assured of our esteemed regards,” he said.

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