PDP Bot Chairman Raises Alarm Over Threat To Life
Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has cried out over anonymous text messages and calls threatening to damage his reputation.
Jibrin, in a statement issued in Kaduna, said that he has been receiving calls from some unknown numbers after he was discharged from hospital.
According to him, the first of such calls was from someone who claimed to be a journalist, demanding a huge sum of money from him. He revealed that the calls were followed by series of disturbing text messages purportedly from reputable editors of media houses. He said the calls were recorded and submitted to security agencies for investigation.
The statement reads: “Shortly after I was discharged from the hospital where I had been on admission for almost two weeks, as a result of an attack from stroke, I thought the threat to my life was over until I started receiving calls from some strange numbers on my phone.
“Since the first call where the caller identified himself as a journalist and demanded a huge amount of money from me, I have constantly been bombarded with series of such calls, all threatening my life.
“I have since disregarded the content of the alleged story as they are clearly spurious, laughable and lacking in substance, but the frequency of the calls has become quite irritating and like anything annoying, has vitiated the suitable atmosphere I need for my full recovery.
“I am appealing to these people to stop spoiling the name of our reputable editors who are working round the clock to ensure the dissemination of credible information to the society by not dragging their names in the attempt to dupe unsuspecting and law abiding members of the society. Journalism is a noble profession which should be practiced with decency, decorum and high sense of responsibility.”