2019: Police Arrest Man Who Climbed Billboard Hanger To Protest Buhari’s Second Term
October 25, 2018
The Adamawa State police command has arrested Lawan Faro, the man who climbed a 40 metre-high billboard hanger in Yola, the state capital on Wednesday and threatened to jump to his death if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to resign.
Lawan said he would only come down if the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar assures him that he will defeat Buhari in 2019.
His action was reportedly necessitated by the “extreme poverty” in the land.
It was learnt that Faro is being detained at the Jimeta Division of the Nigeria Police in Yola.
Speaking to SaharaReporters after his arrest, Faro said: “At about 8:00 pm, some soldiers came by in the company of some people who claimed that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar was waiting for me, so I was convinced and I came down.
“They had a car parked waiting to take me to Atiku’s house, but unfortunately it was a trick because here I am, they brought me to Jimeta Police Station.
“But make no mistake about my demand; the moment I regain my freedom, I’ll be heading to a taller object, possibly a telecommunications mast, to carry out my threat,” Lawan said.
Credit: Daily Post