SaharaReporters Media would like to alert its readers, fans, supporters, commentators, columnists and whistle blowers it has learned authoritatively of a plan by the Nigerian government and several of its affiliates and cronies to inflict a major assault on its producers and reporters, and blackmail the website.
Our source says the plan follows the Abuja regime’s worry about the relentless groundbreaking reporting and unflinching by SaharaReporters to compromize, going into the 2015 election year, of the corrupt and incompetent governance in Nigeria. Part of the plot involves blocking SaharaReporters and SaharaTV reception in Nigeria.
SaharaReporters has in the last five years had incidents of attempted hacking of its website, as well as spurious lawsuits funded by successive Nigerian governments and its agents that we have successfully navigated. In some cases, we do not know who attempted or implemented those attacks.
While we lack the limitless resources of those who would like to shut down or compromise our operations, we stubbornly intend to continue to expose, with every tool available to us, the elements and practices that hold Nigeria and Africa down.
This pledge is sacrosanct, as we have demonstrated in the past, no matter who or what is in power. We appeal to all those who seek the best of and for Africa to be resolute and to remain unbowed and unshaken with us, no matter the outcome of this latest plot.
We will provide developments or details as they become available.