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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bauchi lawmaker alleges threat to life after dumping APC

A Bauchi State House of Assembly member, Maryam Garba Bagel has alleged a threat to her life by some unknown persons.

The lawmaker representing Dass Constituency disclosed this to journalists in Bauchi on Tuesday.

She said she had been receiving the threat after she recently defected from the All Progressives Congress ( APC) to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) .

She said: “Late Monday evening after I came back from my sister’s house for Iftah preparatory to the Eid-el Kabir celebration, I was called by an unknown mobile number intimating me of an envelope dropped for me at home.

“When I called my security details for the envelope, what I found therein shocked me as it contained pornographic pictures and some other pictures of me gotten from my Facebook account but well photo-shoped to depict immoral postures and concocted conversations by an unidentified respondent.

“The callers added that I have remained a thorn in their flesh, I have been outspoken and always countering the state government to the extent that I have earned for myself the nickname, ‘redneck’. I should be ready to face the consequences of my hard political stance any moment from now unless I toe the line of subjugation.

“A similar message was sent to her husband which she said had affected her household. The caller said that I should take note that as a woman, I am in the wrong place in politics, I should go back to the kitchen where I belong and allow men to play politics.

“They threatened to send the pictures to the Emir of Dass and others in the state.”

She called on the state police command and other security agencies to protect her from the threat as she had reported the matter to them.

“I am not afraid of them or their sponsors, I have confidence and believe in Allah that no harm will befall me,” she added.

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