Nigerian Army Personnel Threatens To Make Musician ‘Pay Big Time’ Over Song Condemning Human Rights Abuses In Country

A Nigeria Army personnel has threatened to make a musician, Matthew Joshua Chukwubuikem higher often called M-Josh, ‘pay large time’ for singing a track about human rights violations within the nation.

The personnel recognized by his Facebook account as Ninasco Airborne (an alias), despatched messages to M-Josh querying why he sang about rights abuses. 

In disjointed Pidgin English, the military personnel wrote, “M-Josh, you try for your music but you f..k up big time by calling us sombi. For that you must pay anytime I see you.” 

Another on WhatsApp reads, “OK don’t worry, you must pay for that insult you insulted us, thanks bye.” 

The younger musician instructed SaharaReporters on Wednesday that he was shocked by the risk coming from somebody he doesn’t know or has by no means met in his life earlier than. 

He mentioned after reaching out to him on WhatsApp, the soldier copied his enterprise telephone quantity, which is on his Facebook profile and reached out to him to additional threaten his life. 

“He reached me on Facebook, asking why I was abusing the military in one of my songs, that I am going to pay for it whatever the time is.

“Later, I found that any individual added me on WhatsApp, my WhatsApp numbers are on Facebook as a result of I produce music too although I sing so typically my consumer want my contact.

“So he got my contact and started chatting me up, threatening me. I don’t know him.”

The musician known as on related authorities to intervene with a purpose to shield his life, which is now below risk by the military personnel.

He additionally known as for an finish to rights violations throughout the nation particularly these perpetrated by regulation enforcement brokers. 

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