July 10, 2024

NPAN calls for release of abducted journalists

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The Newspaper Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN), yesterday expressed worry over the safety of Messrs Abdulgafar Alabelewe and Mr. AbdulRaheem Abdu, Kaduna State’s correspondents of The Nation and Blue Print newspapers respectively, who were abducted last weekend.

In a statement signed by its President, Kabiru A. Yusuf, NPAN said, “More worrying is the prolonged silence from their abductors, who seized the journalists along with members of their families, including wives and children.”

According to him, “The trauma induced on both their biological and professional families by this condemnable event, are better imagined.”

“We call on the Federal Government to ensure the safe return of the journalists and their families, by deploying all the necessary security assets at its disposal,” adding, “We stand in sympathy with the families as we pray for their safe return.”

Yusuf concluded: “We appeal to their abductors to ensure that none of them come to harm but returned all safely.”