De Raufs DG raises alarm over threat to life

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In Nigeria
Aug 4th, 2014
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The Director General of De Raufs, Comrade Amotolu Shittu, has raised an alarm of plan by unidentified men to assassinate him.

Through his group, De Raufs, Shittu is mobilising support for the re-election of Governor Rauf Aregbesola in the August 9 guber poll.

At a press conference in Osogbo, Osun State, on Sunday, he disclosed that strange men had been monitoring his movement in the last three weeks.

He alleged that unidentified group of men three days ago came to his house very late at night and started banging his gate, attempting to force it open.

He said the development had made him relocate his family while he he too had abandoned the house for fear of being attacked.

According to him: “I have lately received many strange threat messages and calls. And not long ago, some men attacked the Director of Mobilisation of our group in a broad day light in front of our office. I don’t think what I have done by supporting Aregbesola should bother anybody.

“It is my choice to support the governor I believe is doing well and mean well for the people. As a human right activist, my concern is about the people and if any government is promoting their interest. I have monitored the policies and programmes of Aregbesola and I have seen that they are people-oriented.”

Shittu said he decided not to report the threats against him to the security agents because he had lost confidence in the security agencies with the recent deployment of operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) to the state.

Condemning wearing of masks by these security operatives in the state , he warned President Goodluck Jonathan not to militarize the state.

“Any attempt by the PDP and Jonathan to take over Osun state by force may consume them.? I don’t know the ratipnae or justification of the Federal Government to invade a peaceful state with masked security men, whom, we suspect are thugs. Their operation could be likened to that of miscreants or hoodlums. Whatever evil the perpetrate no one would be able to identified them since they are using hoods in an unregistered vehicles.

“They are killers, they are not in the state to secure lives and property. We are crying out loud now to the whole world to see them as agents of destruction.”

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