An Aide to Local Govt Chieftain Threatens Arewa Agenda Reporter
An aide to a former Chairman of Rimin Gado Local Government Area of Kano State, Ibrahim Khali has threatened a reporter with Arewa Agenda over a published report on Dan Shayi village.
Narrating her ordeal, our reporter Hannatu Sulaiman Abba, said Mr. Ibrahim was peeved that the report embarrassed his boss and queried her for doing such a story on his constituency.
He warned that the media outfit should desist from following up further on the story, otherwise “anything can happen!”
Hannatu said, “He threatened me with calls and text messages, all of which I have kept as evidence. He said we should better desist from following up with the story otherwise whatever happens to me I brought it upon myself. He further bragged that the development of the village shouldn’t be our concern, as it doesn’t cost them anything to buy off the electorates during the election.
In July 2020, Arewa Agenda had reported that Dan Shayi village in Kano with a population of about 5,000, had no single girl that ever obtained a secondary school certificate, while the boys that managed to graduate from tertiary institutions are less than 20 in a year.
The community lacks access road, schools, power supply and is largely affected by erosion. The town has only two canoes used to cross the stream as the only means for residents to enter their village through Rafin Dan Shayi.
Reacting to the development, the Managing Editor of Arewa Agenda said threat on its reporters is not something the medium will take lightly and it will follow all lawful avenues to ensure the matter is addressed squarely.
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