Saturday, October 31, 2015

Journalist Threatened for Reporting Boys College Rape In Kano

The Journalist that reported the rape case at a boy school in Kano told Committee To Protect Journalist CPJ, that he has been threaten by three man in civilian uniform who claim to be policemen never to continue report of the case or face consequence.
Nasir Salisu Zango, a reporter for the privately owned station Freedom Radio and Hausa correspondent for the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

On Wednesday night and again early Thursday morning, Freedom Radio broadcast a Hausa-language programme, called “Inda Ranka” which included an interview Zango conducted with a 13-year-old boy who had been admitted to a hospital after allegedly being raped,The boy said that at night unknown male individuals forcefully and repeatedly had sex with new students in the school.Zango also interviewed the boy’s mother, who said that school authorities were preventing several other boys from seeking medical attention outside the school because they were trying to conceal the crime.
Kano state police spokesman, Magaji Musa majia told the CPJ that he was not aware of the allegation of that police was involved in such a threat.
“CPJ calls on Nigerian authorities to ensure Zango’s safety and apprehend the individuals behind the threats.“The threat against Nasir Salisu Zango is a threat to the public’s right to know what is happening in society,” said Peter Nkanga, CPJ’s West Africa representative.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Add a comment