Nigerian-born American professor, Uju Anya, has said her life has been under threat since her Thursday tweet on the late Queen Elizabeth II.
Uju Anya, who is a professor of Second Language Acquisition, Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University, United States of America, spoke solely on way transpired.
During an interview on Sunday, she pointed out that some persons were impersonating her and had linked her to the proscribed indigenous People of Biafra, which, according to her, is a false.
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She said, “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.
“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.”