Benue APC chairman, Abba Yaro, threatens to kill me

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Aare Abiodun Oluwarotimi

I want to inform the general public and the Nigerian security agencies that the Benue state chairman of the APC, Comrade Abba Yaro, called me with his telephone line that ends with 38 at 10:39PM today to threaten me over a report which was published this afternoon by Nigerian Concord Newspaper which I edit. The story is titled: Benue Rerun: APC rigging plans exposed.

During the conversation which lasted for about 43 minutes, Abba Yaro queried me why I allowed Nigerian Concord Newspaper to publish the said story. He also asked how the newspaper got the pieces of information that were contained in the report.

Ordinarily as a reporter, I told him to take the newspaper to court if he felt unhappy with the report.

Still not pleased with my response, the Benue APC chairman threatened that he will deal with me seriously if he lays his hands on me. I however managed to record the conversation when he started threatening my life.

I am writing this so that the general public will be aware of this threat from Abba Yaro, and as well hold him liable if anything should happen to me. A report has been made to the police by the Management of Nigerian Concord Newspapers. Here is the screenshot of his incoming call. I have also sent the recorded conversation to my contacts on Whatsapp. Thanks.

NOTE: The audio here is what I recorded out of our conversation. The screenshot has also been attached here

Aare Abiodun Oluwarotimi

Editor-in-chief
Nigerian Concord Newspapers

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