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‘My life is in danger’, Nigerian prof who criticised Queen Elizabeth cries out

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Professor Uju Anya

Nigerian-born American professor, Uju Anya, who wished Queen Elizabeth II ‘excruciating death’, has said she no longer feels safe.

Anya, who is a Professor of Second Language Acquisition at the Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University, US, in an interview with PUNCH, said her life is under threat.

“I feel like my life is in danger. I don’t feel safe anymore because of these lies being peddled around against me. I left Facebook four years ago. I don’t have a Facebook account.”

“People are putting out fake statements, saying I am a member and financier of IPOB or Independent Biafra or any political candidate like that, and they are using a fake Facebook account that bears my name. It is a lie. There is nothing like that.

She added that she does not have any connection with IPOB as some rumour mongers have described her.

“Some online blogs have been peddling fake rumours about me. I have not issued any statement since Thursday. The PUNCH is the first and (will be) the only Nigerian medium I have spoken to.”

“It is urgent that the world knows that these people are trying to put me in harm’s way. Nothing that anybody sees with my name on Facebook is true. I am not a member of IPOB.

“They are using me for political movements and messages that I do not align with, and they are seriously damaging me and my safety.

“This is going to be a huge problem for me. What if the Nigerian government considers me a terrorist and wants to arrest me? They are putting my life in danger.”


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