One of Omojuwa.com’s and AfricanLiberty.org’s most consistent writers Abubakar Musa is the next person to get death threats over his opinion on how government should run. He had written an article on the Kaduna State Government and how they could do better. The article is re-published here . While this number 07055816320 called him to issue the threats, 08107875202 sent threat messages. See the attached pictures. A report has since been made to the police but it helps to have this publicly documented here. Read the writer’s story below – Japheth Omojuwa @omojuwa
It is rather unfortunate that certain elements, at State and Federal levels, are bent on taking anyone that dares to ask questions or demand explanations regarding certain misadventures happening within their ranks. What we witnessed during the military era is fast resurfacing even as we claim to be practicing democracy. They’ve decided, in their usual manifestation, to attack the messenger rather than tackle the message.
Within the faithful days of August 23rd to 25th, I wrote an article that was widely published and circulated by various platforms on the executive governor of Kaduna State, Ramalan Mukhtar Yero and his leadership style. While the article contained lots that the government should have cared to address, they’ve decided to throw spit at me. On Thursday, I received a call at about 10:30pm by a certain unknown number threatening to get me eliminated if I do not resist attacking their governor. Though the caller spoke in Hausa language, but I perceived a sense of deep literacy within his utters. Yesterday, Friday 11th October, 2013 at about 5:10pm, I got two text messages, one in English and the other in Hausa, threatening me as well (see pictures). Both messages confirmed what I was told by the caller the previous night. Initially, I was tempted not to report to any security agency because of the lacklustre level of our security agents in handling investigative cases. But after consultations with various individuals, we decided to report to the nearest security outfit. Well, the threat was done, by whoever it was, to have me and my likes take our battle guns of challenging mediocre government down. But I will wish to inform them that the battle has just began.
Government was never and will never be a personal affair. We must ask questions, we must demand for answers and criticising, though constructively, we must not fail to do. My life belongs to no one but Almighty God, their threats and tactics of sabotaging progressive efforts will never work. I remain loyal and committed to seeing a responsible government that will have the interests of everyone at heart. – Abubakar Musa (@blinkingam)
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