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The Guardian’s reporter, Akhaine, gets death threat

By Babs Odukoya   |   21 December 2009   |   6:58 pm  

“If you write rubbish again in this Kaduna you will be missing for ever.” It came through the GSM phone number 08132283200 at 8.46 a.m.

When Akhaine put a call to the phone number, someone who referred to himself as driver to Director-General, Media and Publicity to the Kaduna State Governor, Umar Sani, said: “Yes, my Oga (boss) is not around now; he left his phone in the car. But, I will deliver your message and he will call you back.”

Not satisfied with this response, Akhaine called Sani on his official phone number to protest the text message.

Sani denied ownership of the phone used to send the death threat.

However, Sani remarked: “I must say that some of my boys are not happy with some of your recent reports. I will find out if any of them did send the text message. Certainly I don’t have such a phone number among my phone numbers.

“By now you should be used to such things. How many years have you been on the job? Ignore the text. I will personally investigate the source of the text message.”



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