Jan 2nd, 2013 – Comrade Femi Aborisade Seeks Protection From Assassins Petitions IGP Abubakar For Attempts Over His Life
Popular Human Rights Activist, and senior lecturer of the Ibadan Polytechnic,Oyo state, Comrade Femi Aborisade, on Monday petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, over attempts on his life.
Aborishade disclosed in the petition how in two different occasions, alleged assassins threatened to kill him because of his doggedness.
“They threatened to take me to the bush to kill me, adding ‘won lo lagidi’, meaning ‘they say you could be stubborn.
“In my over 55 years of existence as a human being, I have used the greatest part of my conscious life stubbornly advocating and fighting for good governance based on socialist principles, in spite of cumulative years of detention and prison experiences, without trial – all based on public interest advocacy.” Mr. Aborisade said.
Furthermore, the Human Rights Activist lamented the inability of security agents around his area to respond to distress calls at the time of these attacks.
He said, “As soon as the attackers arrived on 29 December, I called the telephone number of the Chief Security Officer of The Polytechnic, Ibadan. The number did not go through. I called the telephone number of the Control Room of the Security Department. As soon as I told them that armed men were around attacking my family, the connection
“This experience was similar during the first attack on 22 November when I called the telephone number of the Chief Security Officer (CSO); the line rang but there was no response.”
The senior lecturer however urged the Nigerian Police Force to provide maximum protection for him.