The Nigeria Police Force says it has launched a manhunt for one Inusa Saidu Biu, a riot policeman, who threatened to kill 200 persons if ailing President Muhammadu dies.
The police stated that it had commenced investigation into the content of his post on the social media, with a view to identifying the policeman and taking necessary actions.
Biu took to his Facebook timeline on Tuesday, claiming that some persons he tagged as enemies of the President were orchestrating his (Buhari) death.
He rained curses on the so called enemies and threatened to take 200 lives if Buhari died from the illness.
He wrote, “After they poisoned him, God did not let him die; Buhari, the cat with nine lives. Now they want him to resign so that they would continue to steal our ‘yam’ (treasury). No way; your enemies will die like mosquitoes before you, including those who are commenting negatively. Shege ya buro uba, Zamu ci uwaku. If Buhari dies, I promise to kill 200 people.”
The post, which had been deleted from Biu’s timeline, triggered reactions from commentators, who let out a stream of invectives on him.
Some Nigerians on the social media also called for his arrest and prosecution, noting that the post could incite crisis in the country.
However, the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Moshood Jimoh said the police headquarters was aware of the post. He said the police had commenced a search to know whether he was actually a policeman.
He said, “We have seen the post and we are investigating it. Anybody can post anything on the social media. We first need to ascertain if that man is a policeman and the necessary procedure will be taken. A policeman should not make public comment on social issues. We are investigating and will make the findings public very soon.”