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Activist who asked Ganduje question on dollar video during BBC townhall alleges threat to life

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Kabir Dakata, an activist who asked the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, a question on the dollar videos, has alleged threat to life.

Mr Dakata is one of the fiercest critics of the governor.

During a townhall session organised by the BBC Hausa, Mr Dakata, who is the Executive Director of Center for Awareness on Justice and Accountability, CAJA, asked the governor why the issue of his alleged bribe was not investigated by the state anti-graft agency.

“No doubt the video is fake,” the governor said during the townhall in March, adding that “we are making some secret plans against those who released the videos.”

DAILY NIGERIAN had on October 15, 2018 exclusively published a series of videos showing the governor collecting bribe from a contractor.

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But Mr Dakata in a Facebook post on Wednesday said he was being stalked by suspected assailants.

“Some strange moves towards getting me, but all is well for now and will always be well, In shaa Allah,” he said.

The activist then detailed the situation as follows:

1. On Saturday 17/04/2021, my mechanic was driving my car at Murtala Muhammed Way Kano around 5pm, four guys on two motorcycles ran towards him. The person at the back of the motorcycle at the driver’s side shouted, “motar ce amma ba shi bane”  (it is the car but he is not the one) the person driving the other motorcycle at the other side said, “mu juya kawai” (Let’s just move away). They ran faster and disappeared.

2. Today I went to office around 11, the security man (Ibrahim) told me that somebody came to look for me around 8am. The man asked him what time do I normally come to office, the security man told him that I don’t have a specific time of coming to office. He then asked him of the time I am alone in the office, the security man said he has no idea, (afterwhich) he collected the security man’s phone number and promised to be calling him. He neither asked the security man of my phone number nor did he call him with his own number.

3. Tonight, around 9:50, the security men of our estate told me that three persons wearing face mask came in a white Honda car. After parking the car at the opposite to the gate, two of them came to the security men and asked of me, the security men asked them to call me but they replied that they didn’t have phone with them, after some seconds, they told the security men that they will come back. They went to their car and drove away.

I’m bringing this to the notice of all concerned, I’m discussing it with my lawyers for proper action.

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