NUJ condemns alleged assault on member in Kano, sets up committee

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Abdullahi Yakubu, Abbas Ibrahim, NUJ, Kano NUJ, assault, Alhassan Ado Doguwa
Abdullahi Yakubu allegedly assaulted by a lawmaker who is already becoming notorious for assaulting people.

NUJ condemns alleged assault on member in Kano, sets up committee

The Kano council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has condemned what it called “the unfortunate incident” involving alleged assault on one of its members in the state.

In a terse media release signed by the chairman and secretary, Abbas Ibrahim and Abba Murtala respectively, the union said it has set up a committee to look into the matter.

Alhassan Ado Doguwa, Abdullahi Yakubu, Abbas Ibrahim, NUJ, Kano NUJ, assault
Alhassan Ado Doguwa has allegedly slapped about three people within a week

“The Kano council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has expressed displeasure over the unfortunate incident that occurred during a news conference at the residence of member representing Tudun Wada Doguwa Constituency at the House of representatives, Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa where the correspondent of leadership newspapers Abdullahi Yakubu was allegedly assaulted by the member.

 

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“As the matter is already before the Judiciary and the police, we hope a thorough investigation will be conducted to unveil the truth just as the NUJ has set up a three-man committee for independent scrutiny of the matter. We wish to remind politicians that Journalists are partners in progress in ushering a virile democracy come 2023 while our members must also strive to stick to their professional code of ethics at all times. The existing cordial relationship between the Kano State government, politicians and Journalists is unrivaled and a departure will not augur well to all”, the release read.

 

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