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Attack on Health workers: Police arrest 3 journalists in Kano

KANO – The police in Kano have arrested four members of staff of Wazobia Fm over their alleged role in the killing of nine female health workers.

Those arrested were the producer, presenter and a reporter of popular Hausa programme “Sanda Girma” of Wazobia Fm in Kano.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris who confirmed the arrest to journalists in Kano said that those in police custody includes Suleiman Gama, Yakubu Musa Fagge and Malam Mubaraq.

According to him,  the media workers would soon be charged to court for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide.

“We are going to pursue this matter to its logical conclusion and I do assure you that they will be charged to court as soon as we are through with our investigations”.

Vanguard learnt that the trio had last Thursday aired the weekly programme in which they raised question mark on the rationale behind the polio vaccination.

The programme, security sources claimed, was “full of incitement and clear intention to cause breach of public peace”.

Coincidentally, three days after the programme was aired, unknown gunmen in two separate attacks in the restive city killed nine female health workers on routine polio immunization campaign.


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