NUJ condemns abduction of journalists, families


The Kaduna State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has condemned the abduction of its members on Saturday at about 10:30pm in Kaduna.

The condemnation was contained in a statement by the Council Chairman, Asma’u Halilu, and Secretary, Gambo Sanga.

The statement said: “NUJ has received with shock, the brazen and barbaric attack by suspected kidnappers.

“The attack resulted in the abduction of  the Kaduna State Correspondents of The Nation  Newspaper and the Blueprint Newspaper, alongside  their families last night at  their residences in Danhono area, a Kaduna suburb, in Chikun LGA.

“We strongly condemn the ugly incident and appeal to the security agencies in the state to swing into action with a view to rescuing the journalists and their families from the kidnappers’ denLG

The statement expressed dismay over the unfortunate abduction of the innocent journalists alongside their wives and children.

It added: “We implore the government at all levels to intensify efforts towards guaranteeing the security of lives and property of the citizens at all times.

“The ugly phenomenon of kidnapping in Kaduna and environs is now resurfacing and must be checked to avert the experiences of the recent past.

“The Kaduna State Council of NUJ, however, enjoined all practicing journalists in the state to be vigilant in their daily activities while also praying for the safe return of their abducted colleagues and their families.”

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