Kallamu Musa Ali Dikwa, who is the Director-General, Centre for Justice on Religion and Ethnicity in Nigeria, said he has been receiving calls from strange people after his calls for the sacking of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami.
Dikwa told SaharaReporters that he receives calls from strange numbers and those who threaten to harm him, but said they will not succeed in their mission against him.
He said: “They have been threatening me for long. I’m not moved by their threats, they tell me they will hit me, they will do this and that. I tell them not to call me on the phone but to come to my house. I tell them anywhere they attack, I am ready for them. I am not moved by their empty threats.
“We cannot sit and watch them do this to us. We have to speak up. I am ready for them, I want them to arrest me and they are running away. What they want to do is to assassinate me but they can’t. If anybody tries to assassinate me, let him come. Before I die, if they sent ten people, I will kill five of them. I am not a foolish pastor, if anyone tries to attack me, I will finish them. I move around freely, and my heart is free but I have to speak the truth. They are always sending threats. Why are they announcing their intentions, why not come? I am ready for them. Let us save our country.”
In an earlier interview with SaharaReporters, the cleric said he had written three times to the Nigerian government over the alleged ties Pantami had with terrorism but was ignored.
He said he wrote the first letter addressed to the Nigerian government in 2012 during the President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration and was invited to stand as a witness in the trial but the case was struck out thereafter.
Dikwa told SaharaReporters he wrote another letter in 2018 during the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said he was invited to recall the letter and the VCDs attached and warned never to write such again.
The pastor, who hails from the Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno state, said he wrote again in 2020 but the letter was never acknowledged.