Kaduna Journalist Arrest: Arewa Online Publishers Kick, Demand his Immediate Release

Kaduna Journalist Arrest: Arewa Online Publishers Kick, Demand his Immediate Release

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Arewa Online Publishers Forum strongly condemn the ar‎rest, by the police, of a Kaduna-based online journalist, Mr Jacob Onjewu Dickson, of Authentic News Daily, for Allege incitement. 

The Kaduna state police command, had on Thursday invited Jacob to it command headquarters for a report he published ‎on the crisis that erupted Sunday night between Angwan-Yaro and Badarawa Kwaru community in kaduna.

The Forum in a statement signed by its chairman, Ibrahim Mordecai, said it is improper for the police to arrest a journalist for performing his constitutionally guaranteed duties. 

“Arewa Online Publishers, having read through the ‎full content of the story entitled; 
‘El-Rufai stoned by angry youths as crisis breaks out in part of Kaduna‎’, found nothing inciting in the body of the story.

“Professionally, the reporter made various attempts to reach the governor’s spokesperson and the Kaduna state police command spokesperson (PPRO), for the purposes of balancing his story as contained in the report. 

“But in their characteristic manner of selecting the journalists’ calls they pick, failed to respond to his calls; and the reporter must perform his duties hence, his report.” 

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