The Governor of Bauchi state has ordered the release of Musa Azare, a blogger who was arrested recently.
News broke that the blogger who was opposed to the Bauchi State government was arrested for ‘Cyber Stalking’ last week but was the Bauchi State Governor who just returned from a business trip to China has ordered his immediate release.
According to Governor Mohammed Abubakar’s verified Twitter handle; after reading the reports of the blogger’s alleged offences, he ordered his immediate release. This is because as a lawyer, he believes in freedom of speech.
The Nigerian chairman of the Human Rights committee has confirmed that Musa Azare has indeed been freed on the orders of the Governor.
Also Musa Azare wrote on his facebook page ‘Assalam brothers and sisters! This is to inform you that I have been released on self recognition. We give glory to God Almighty, Master of the Day of Judgement.
Words cannot express my appreciation to friends, family and thousands of supporters and admirers who took the campaign for my release to a level I never expected. I’m now safely reunited with my family.’