Police and men of Department of State Services, DSS, today, reportedly laid siege to the residence of the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, in Abuja ahead of his planned campaign.
The former vice president disclosed this while speaking with Vanguard on telephone when the security agents surrounded his house in Abuja.
Atiku had earlier tweeted about the incident, saying over 30 armed security personnel had surrounded his residence.
On the street on which his house is situated, yesterday, there was no vehicular movement from the beginning and end of the road for all passers- by and other residents of the area as the place was condoned off, just as the mobile police men blocked both sides of the road with pick-up vans, buses and other cars.
The policemen were led to the residence by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, John, who despite pressure from journalists refused to give reasons for the action only said the instruction was from above.
They prevented Atiku’s colleagues who trooped to the place to sympathise with him from entering into Melaye’s house, even when they spoke with the leader of the police team.