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NUJ Kaduna Condemns Reported Abduction Of Journalists, Family Members



NUJ Demands Immediate Release Of Kidnapped Channels TV Reporter

By Daniel Dafe

The Kaduna State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said the union “received with shock the brazen and barbaric attack by suspected kidnappers that resulted to the abduction of the kaduna Correspondents of THE NATION Newspaper and THE BLUE PRINT Newspaper alongside their families last night at their residences in Danhono area of Kaduna metropolis.”

A statement issued and signed by the Council Chairman, Comrade Asmau Yawo Halilu and the Secretary, Comrade Gambo Santos Sanga condemned the ugly incident and appealed to security agencies in the state to swing into action with a view to rescuing the journalists and their families from the kidnappers.

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The statement which expresses dismay over the unfortunate abduction of the innocent journalists alongside their wives and children however, implore government at all levels to intensify efforts towards guaranteeing the security of lives and property of the citizens at all times, stressing that the ugly phenomenon of kidnapping in Kaduna and environs is now resurfacing and must be checked to avert the experiences of the recent past.

The Kaduna State Council of NUJ however, enjoined all practicing journalists in the state to be vigilant in their daily activities while also praying for the safe return of their abducted colleagues and their families.



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