Police Arrest Daily Trust Reporter


Abdullahi Krishi, House of representative correspondent of Daily Trust, was on Tuesday arrested by the police.

According to Daily Trust, the whereabout of Krishi is still unknown and there are fears that he may be in danger.

The medium said he could not be reached as all his phone lines are switched off.

The Police authority, who has been on the trail of Krishi, has failed to inform the medium on why the fearless journalist was abducted by armed policemen.

It is not clear why he was arrested but there are reports that Muhammad Badaru, governor of Jigawa state, is behind it.

The governor was said to have been miffed over a story the reporter wrote about him.

Some of the reporters who witnessed the arrest quoted the officers as saying there is a complaint that Krishi wrote a defamatory story against a governor.

Krishi’s arrest comes a week after Tony Ezimakor, Abuja bureau chief of Independent Newspaper, was released after being detained at the Department of State Services, DSS, headquarters for over five days, over a story he published.



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