The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other Nigerians have reacted to the search on Atiku Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate, by security agents at Abuja airport on Sunday.
Mr. Abubakar who arrived Nigeria on Sunday mentioned on Twitter that he was searched by airport officials.
“I arrived in Abuja this morning to a search by agents of the state, aimed at intimidating me and my staff,” Mr. Abubakar said on his Twitter handle shortly before 4:00 p.m. Sunday. “I am committed to building a Nigeria where no citizen is intimidated by agents of the state who are paid to protect them.”
He did not elaborate on the search.
However, the aviation minister, Hadi Sirika described Mr. Abubakar’s claim as a ” mischievous attempt to grab the headlines.” Read more