Abubakar Atiku and Olusegun Obasanjo

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed concern at alarm raised by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the purported plot by the federal government to arrest him.

Abubakar, who was vice president in the Obasanjo administration, said he received with serious concern the purported alert raised by Obasanjo and appealed to President Buhari to call the security agencies to order in order to douse the tension in the land.

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A statement issued by his media office in Abuja on Friday quoted him as saying: “I am disturbed by this turn of events in our dear country considering the huge price that was paid for us to have democracy.

“I wish to advice that government and its agents should retrace their steps to avoid aggravating the already over heated polity.

“The alert by President Obasanjo is coming against the backdrop of earlier alerts by some leaders, especially those of the opposition of deliberate and orchestrated attempt to intimidate and frame them up.

“I wish to state without equivocation that President Obasanjo is a historical figure in Nigeria’s democracy and that the primary purpose of government is to provide security of lives and property of all citizens and residents irrespective of their status, political affiliation, religious inclination and ethnic leanings.

“Our nation has lost so much precious lives and property that we can no longer afford to travel that road again.”