UPDATE 27 January 2008
See the details of the attack on Iyan-Tama's family at Leadership and BBC.
Sitting in an internet cafe, enjoying the non-stop Hausa musical selection coming from the administrator’s computer (including such banned hits as Maryam A. Baba’s “Rabo Rabo” and Nazifi Asenik’s “Dawo Dawo”) and listening to people snigger about them, I was writing my advisor an email, when I recieved the following text:
"Iyantama’s house was stormed by unknown people who claimed to be sent by some people to terrorise his family. The incidence took place on thursday around 2:15am. The terrorists did not take anything out of the house.
"The hearing of the second appeal of Iyantama’s case is scheduled to take place on monday 26/1/09 at court one Audu Bako secretariat kano by 9:30am.”
(from a member of the MOPPAN Exco. [not sure if i should put the name])
Photo credit: Iyan-Tama with his family. Courtesy of freeiyantama's flickr photostream