BBC Correspondent in Nigeria recieves death threat


A correspondent of the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, in Nigeria, Mr. Fidelis Mbah has allegedly received a letter threatening to kill his wife and son.

Mbah who was last year arrested by men of the State Security Services, SSS while doing his job, in a statement said the unknown persons drove a Mercedes ML and delivered the letter at his home security post on Tuesday.

In a statement issued today, the BBC correspondent stated that “unknown persons who drove a Mercedes ML 4WD on Tuesday about 0730 hours dropped a letter for my wife at our security post.”

“They have threatened to kill her and my son as soon as possible.”

“They have instructed her to get back to them on a particular phone number as soon as she can or risk being killed.”

“I have already evacuated my wife and son from our house in Ojodu-Abiodun area of Lagos.”

“I was away on official duty in the Niger delta when this incident took place and since I got back to Lagos I have not gone back to my house.”

“We are now refugees and cannot return to our house for fear of being killed as we don't know the motive of the suspected hired assassins.”

“I don't know if this threat is related to news reports I have done of personal differences with anyone.”

“I have sent a petition to the assistant inspector-general of police, Zone 2, Lagos for further investigations.”

“I hope this puzzle is resolved as possible so that I can settle back to normal life with my family.”

“Kindly help me inform the public of my family predicament.”