The junta days of security intimidation of activists appears on the return in Kano State.

Chief Tobias Idika, President, Ohaneze Ndigbo Kano

Chief Tobias Idika, President, Ohaneze Ndigbo Kano

Information available to indicates that the Police Commissioner in Kano State has ordered the ?secret? arrest of the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo ? Kano Chapter, Chief Tobia Idika. As gathered, the DPO [Shaibu Bello] overseeing the Nomansland division near Sabon Gari Kano has been on a secret search throughout the Sabon Gari ? in hunt for Chief Tobia Idika. Shaibu Bello is reported to be searching through the residences in Sabon Gari ? in a manner ? suggesting that he was in search for a common criminal.

When contacted as to why he [Shaibu Bello] was hunting for Chief Idika, he responded that ?it is orders from above? ? that the top bosses wanted Chief Idika arrested and brought in for ?questioning?.

When Chief Idika contacted the Police Commissioner concerning the active/aggressive hunt by Shaibu Bello, the Police Commissioner, according to Chief Idika, yelled at the top of his voice ? that he [Idika] ?knows what to do?. The Commissioner dropped the line and hung up. When Chief Idika called again, the Commissioner told him to file a report.

Meanwhile, the Ohaneze leader who has been outspoken over the maltreatment meted out to the Igbo population in Kano, told our correspondent that he has been receiving death threats at a higher frequency since the Police DPO began hunting for him. ?I have been receving calls from an undisclosed number telling me that my days are numbered. The caller calls himself Dagogo?, said Chief Idika. He went to share a sms message he received on August 1, 2013 at about 1:44pm from +2348180689050 which reads ?Very soon your chapter will close if you don?t run. Be warned?

Chief Idika has since contacted the Director of the State Security Services [SSS].


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