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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Buhari Relative is Threatening Me Over the Mamman Daura London Birthday Video

By Farooq Kperogi
Twitter: @farooqkperogi

A man by the name of Dr. Bello Inua Anka, who is married into the Muhammadu Buhari family, is threatening me over the PUBLICLY available video that I—and thousands of other Nigerians—shared on social media showing de facto president Mamman Daura celebrating his 80th birthday with (more than 30!) family members and government officials in a posh London hotel while people starve to death in Nigeria. (See screenshots of his threats).



He asked me— and reached out to a valued friend of mine to prevail upon me— to take down the video on the excuse that his children are in it and that they’re being endangered. How? As I told him, I haven't seen anyone say anything about any child in the video. Everyone's focus is on the hypocrisy of closing the borders at home, insisting that traumatized, poverty-stricken people live within their means, using security agencies to physically humiliate and harass poor people for eating foreign rice, etc. while Buhari's family members, and a few favored ones, live off the fat of the land at home and abroad, even going so far as to celebrate the birthday of Buhari’s nephew in London— with ministers and senators in tow. Not even Jonathan was this insensitive and hypocritical.

I didn’t shoot the video. It isn’t exclusive to me. In fact, it had already done the social media rounds before I shared it on my social media handles. The video was shot, edited, and shared by a member of the Buhari family. Why should I edit or take it down? He said, “Your page has more exposure than most, there are security issues involved here. A lot of people with a grudge or another will always pay a visit to your page to feed off what you write.” Huh?

Anyway, if his threat is limited to suing me in US courts where I live and work, I’m waiting for him. I’ve already notified my lawyers here. But there’s something darker and more sinister in the threat “I promise you won’t get away with this.” I’ve received countless threats from supporters of Buhari’s fascist monocracy. Someone even called for my execution—along with Chidi Odinkalu andAhmed Salkida— on Twitter last week. I dismissed it as the inconsequential overzealousness of a faceless Buhari Media Center (BMC) troll.

But Dr. Bello Anka has a name, a face—and a place in the Buhari family— that can be held to account if anything happens to any member of my family in Nigeria because he knows he can’t do anything to me in the US. 

Interestingly, this same witless, power-intoxicated buffoon used to fawn over me when I held Goodluck Jonathan’s feet to the fire before 2015. Now that the “spoon” is in his mouth, he wants me to let him and his parasitic family members to get away with their unexampled corruption, nepotism, cronyism, and impunity. Ain’t gonna happen!

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16 comments:

Ibrahim said...

That's the way the cookie crumble to me is an empty threat he knew you'll take on him, with that the family circle "pmb and the dauras" will notice and probably more patronage for him simple as that.

Dr Yusuf Gamawa said...

The other time I discussed with someone that works with the Daily Trust and asked why your column was taken from you. He informed that the the board had written to you about 3 times concerning the fact that your column had consistently focussed only on the president meanwhile there are other issues and people in the country and it's government that one could write so much about. I am also not against you criticizing the president at anytime he does something wrong. However, I feel also that as a journalist you shouldn't be seen or understood to have your eyes on a single individual and there is a way you can go about that so I doesn't look like you are on some kind of mission. Don't get me wrong, I also criticize and say my piece of mind anytime I feel something is wrong. Objectivity is as important as writing. I have seen your articles on grammar and other topics which I read. I think you need to balance your writing so you don't look like a political activist. As for this guy, I think he is just trying to see how you will react and to probably just frighten you.I hope I will not be misunderstood. Dr Yusuf Gamawa.

Anonymous said...

Dr Kperogi has been very consistent in his criticism of the Nigerian government. I have seen that he has got some new readers probably because his column has moved to Tribune, but when he heavily criticized the GEJ government, no one at the Dailytrust thought he shouldn't be criticizing the president. It's good that he is enlightening the masses, especially Northern Nigerians. If the president and his family will go all the way to London to celebrate a birthday while people die throughout Northern Nigeria, how more insensitive could the Buhari government get before we express our displeasure!

People throughout Northern Nigeria have been lied to for a long time, but they're getting to see their leaders naked. They go to London on vacation and come back home and pretend to 'feel' the hurt of the masses. In the age of social media, you can't hide that long, and Northern Nigeria is under tremors from social media's ability to expose well hidden hypocrisy.

Unknown said...

Good one Dr Farooq. I really like the concluding part. May Allah guide us right!

Unknown said...

Keep up the good work Prof. May God guide and protect you.

Unknown said...

Thank you anonymous writer, I concur.

Unknown said...

Thank you anonymous writer, I concur.

rony said...

Good one prof.Buhari and his kilt and kins hypocrisy is second to none.They were hailing you when you were on Jonathan's toes now that it has fallen to them they have resolve to threats.Nonsense!!They are doing everything possible to shut down social media so that nobody will challenge their anti people policies.God won't let them succeed.Karma will visit all of them one by one that brought this evil govt upon Nigerians

Unknown said...

This is ridiculous I believe it is time to start the protest that can change this unproductive government

Anonymous said...

Hypocrisy at it's peak. Unfortunately they Buhari government won't be there forever

vinny said...

This guy BUHARI is getting worse that Abacha ..but Abacha was befallen.Social media is the best thing that ever happened to the world especially third world countries. They shall all be exposed and their wings cut down to size. You cannot fall people all the time ..the end is here deal with it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for keeping us updated with their corrupt live style and activities

Good boy said...

Indeed sir, you have already hit the nail, maybe because Daily trust based in North & happen to be same zone with president & knew the roles they play period to the 2015 gen, elec.

therefore, any attempt to condemn or criticize his govt like an attack to their personal interest!

Dollarsee said...

My Prof. you remain indifatigably unstoppable.Keep filling us in on the evil practices of the Nigerian government. Remember the name they gave you,"the conscience of his people". So don't let sheer threats of goons and myapic individual to deter you from your agenda. God to whom you are faithful to will carry you by His eagles' wings. I love you to the core.

MISADDIQ said...

The article started with "a man ..." which suggested distance or certainly lack of familiarity, and you went on to say towards the end that he is "witless, power-intoxicated buffoon". Can you defend this before God?

Anonymous said...

In 2003,a man told me three things about PMB, and unfortunately, he wasnt alive to tell him is damn right. But thank God PMB has presided over the affairs of this country as a President. Atleast the "Sai Baba" clamours especially in the core North have seen and know who their "Sai Baba" was.

Most of them are in dire regret now, and learnt their lessons, even though it is the hard way.