Report: Armed security agents arrest journalists in Kaduna

by Akan Ido

Nigerian security operatives earlier today stormed the homes of two journalists arresting them.

The two journalists write for Al-Mizan, a Hausa language newspaper.

Sources say the men from the State Security Service (SSS) first visited the home of reporter, Aliyu Saleh, who resides in Rigasa, Kaduna.

Witnesses say the SSS men who reportedly stormed the location in a convoy of up to ten cars around 4am took the reporter and his wife and headed to the next destination.

The security agents were said to have headed for the home of the editor of the paper, Musa Mohammed Awwal, where they released Saleh’s wife and left with both journalists.

The journalists were then taken to an unknown destination.

Reports say the journalists were arrested for publishing a story with the headline “Atrocities of JTF in Potiskum,” which narrated how the Joint Military Task Force in Yobe have allegedly engaged in extra-judicial arrests and killings.

Security operatives apparently believe the story can only serve to incite insurgent elements against the government.

When contacted, the spokesman of the Kaduna State police command, Aminu Lawal, claimed ignorance of the arrest.

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