Jamilu Sufi, a resident of Sokoto state said he has been receiving death threats for supporting the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, who is a Christian, from Anambra State, for the 2023 election in Nigeria.
Mr Sufi, a Muslim, revealed this via a Twitter post on Sunday.
He said the person threatening him has also contacted his wife and has threatened to kill her too if he (Sufi) refuses to withdraw his support for Mr Obi.
“I don’t succumb to blackmail and threats,” Mr Sufi said in the post.
He included a phone number which he said belongs to the man who is allegedly threatening him.
“It got to a point that he called my wife and threatened to kill her too. I blocked him but he and other guys continued (to threaten me and my wife),” he further tweeted.
Mr Sufi said the unidentified person speaks Igbo and Hausa languages fluently.
Speaking with PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Sufi said he had reported the matter to the police in Sokoto State.