The Nigerian government is reportedly making use of several means to stop the protest against President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical vacation in London.
According to reports, a London-based lawyer and activist involved in the protest has been offered bribe by the Buhari administration to put a stop to the ongoing demonstration. It was gathered that the government is trying everything to keep her quiet and get her to influence other protesters to stop holding rallies at the Abuja House in London, where Buhari is staying.
Naija News understands that the patriotic citizens had staged protest at the Abuja house, demanding Buhari return to Nigeria and fix the country’s health systems where he also should be taken care off.
The protesters registered their displeasure, brandishing placards with different inscriptions. Sources close to the activist reportedly told SaharaReporters that she has also been threatened for her involvement in the protest against the President’s penchant for medical tourism, especially with the abysmal state of health infrastructure and poor treatment of health workers in Nigeria.
One of the sources said, “Regarding the London protest, they called an activist involved in the protest, asking her to bring an NGO they could fund so she she could call off the protests and enable Buhari to move around.
“We understand the Nigerian government got in touch with her through someone called General Tafa, asking her to have a meeting with them, to tell them what she and her NGO want. But funnily enough, the activist does not even have an NGO. She is just an independent person concerned about the state of the country. They are trying to use every means to silence her – threats and bribes.”
Another source alleged that the Nigerian Government had threatened family members of the activist with death should he and his co-protesters continue with the demonstration.
“She is now afraid to be on camera due to the death threats to her and her family. Even one of her relations working with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is threatened because Buhari got her boss the job. I don’t think she can return to Nigeria anytime soon because of the death threats she has been receiving,” another source said.