Due to the FARC’s “obsession with Santos, security has been reinforced. Special prevention and safety measures have been taken,” said Colombia’s police chief Jose Roberto Leon.
Santos claimed Wednesday that the country’s military intelligence service intercepted communication from the FARC in which commanders of the rebel group ordered the death of the president.
The message shown by the president said that the FARC “aspire[s] efforts to eliminate Santos in any way possible.”
“We owe this to [former rebel commanders] Alfonso [Cano] and Jorge [Briceño],” the intercepted communication said.
The president didn’t reveal the name of the message’s author or the date when it was sent.