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My life under threats, I’ve evidence of N13bn VP withdrawn from NEDC – Whistle blower raises alarm

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My life under threats, I’ve evidence of N13bn VP withdrawn from NEDC – Whistle blower raises alarm

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By Avhadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Kanuri Born activist and Director, General Center for Justice on Religious and Ethnicity Nigeria, Rev. Kallamu Musa Ali Dikwa has raised alarm of alleged threats to his life by suspected government officials over his recent publication revelation.

Rev. Ali Dikwa, in a recent press release revealed that northeast political leaders have turned the North East Development Commission (NEDC), into milking cow industry, alleging that the Vice President, Kashim Shettima alone withdrawn N13 billion from the commission without the consent of President Bola Tinubu.

Titled: The aftermath of my recent press releases especially on NEDC, is the milking cow to the northeast political cohorts, amongst others”, the whistle blower and Kanuri man rights activist explained that his life has come under threats especially by politicians from kanuri dynasty who happened to be his own brothers, due to release.

In a statement dated 26th March, 2024, personally signed and made available to our correspondent recently, Rev Ali Dikwa alleged that he had several attacks on phone calls and physically in Maiduguri his home town and outside, adding that he has evidence about the N13b withdrawn by the VP Kashim Shettima from the NEDC account.

“No doubt, every sane man or woman that come across my recent press releases will know my life will come under attack especially from the politicians from kanuri dynasty who happened to be my brothers.

“I had several attacks on phone calls and physically in Maiduguri my home town and outside. I have evidence about the N13b withdrawn by the VP Kashim Shettima from the NEDC account.

“I just visited the office of the NEDC to get her statement account to boost my evidence but the officials refused to give hence I wrote to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to setup a committee to investigate the matter on 11/03/2024 and was acknowledged same date”, stated.

He also stated that “Upon the expiration of the tenure of the current Managing Director of NEDC last year under former President Bihari, appointment of new MD was done by President Bihari, but was nullified by the VP Kashim Shetima and retained his boss and kingsman by force.

“Few days after, some unknown persons called me on phone threatening if I didn’t withdraw the letter written to Mr President, i will see what will happen to me. On Friday, 22/03/2024 one Samaila Ayuba called me on phone and asked me that he is going to link me with one of the vice president Kashim Shettima media officer one Mr. James Bwala, to understand ourselves on the matter to which I told him no, because I know they have been trying to get me hurt by all means but they have failed that is why they decided to go to the press to debunk my assertions on the facts.

“Those going to the press are the boys of VP Kaahim Shetima and the NEDC boss which is a most for them to defend their bosses to protect their food against all odds”.

He therefore still plead with Mr President to investigate excesses in the NEDC and Nigerians will know the destroyers of the country.

” I’ll not sweep this, one of the caller said “they are the ones controlling the president and the presidency and nothing will happen” Mr President can prove the caller wrong, by only investigating NEDC and that can do that or otherwise”, he emphasized.