Abiola 'could be in danger'

AMID claims that his life was in danger, Chief Moshood Abiola flew secretly to London yesterday to drum up international support for his bid to oust General Ibrahim Babangida from the Nigerian presidency. Chief Abiola, who won the cancelled 12 June presidential elections, described the conflict in Nigeria as 'a case of democracy versus dictatorship'. Karl Maier spoke to Chief Abiola before he left Lagos after he had obtained a list of prominent critics of the government who, his aides said, were to be assassinated. Chief Abiola's name was on the list. He could not say when he would return to Nigeria, where he left his Social Democratic Party split over the decision of some party leaders to negotiate an interim government with the military regime.