Journalist Goes into Hiding Following Threats to His Life


Mr. Tony Adibe, the Enugu State Correspondent of the “Daily Trust” newspaper, has gone into hiding following threats to his life, according to the journalist.

Mr. Adibe said he had been receiving calls and SMS text messages from an unknown person since December 9, 2013, threatening to gun him down before December 25, 2013.

He said the person placed several calls to him on December 10, 2013 from two numbers, 08183916346 and 08146672468, during which he repeated the threat and warned him that before the end of that week, he (Adibe) would see signs that the caller was serious.

Mr. Adibe recalled that three days after the call, his three-bedroom apartment in Enugu was burgled and his Sony Camera, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) ATM card, and his wife’s jewelry were stolen.

It was not clear what his status was at the year’s end.