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Journalist hit by ‘stray bullet’ at Kano government house on world press freedom day
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Sat, 4 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

A journalist with Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV), Naziru Idris Yau, has been struck by a stray bullet inside the government house in Kano state.

According to report, the incident occurred around 6:30pm on Friday.

The journalist was said to have been immediately rushed to the government house clinic for treatment.

The medical personnel at the clinic said the journalist was lucky because the bullet was not shot at close range.

The journalist was subsequently discharged after the site of injury was treated.

The origin of the stray bullet is yet to be ascertained but police officers attached to the government house have commenced an investigation into the matter.

The Kano state government is yet to release an official statement regarding the incident.

The incident, which happened on the 2024 World Press Freedom Day, brings to the fore the threats journalists face in Nigeria.

Daniel Ojukwu, a journalist with the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), is currently being detained by the police over an allegation bordering on “cybercrime”.

Ojukwu has been in police custody since May 1.

 

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