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No journalist arrested over ‘IGP video’, say police

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Kano State Police Command has denied the arrest or interrogation of any journalist over a video clip of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, trending on social media. 

The clip purported to show the IGP struggling unsuccessfully to read a speech.Kano police spokesperson, Magaji Majia, in a statement, expressed concern over a story published in some national dailies (not The Guardian), saying the report is unfounded. 

“The attention of Kano State Police Command has been drawn to trending headlines in some national dailies and online media that the police has threatened to arrest bloggers over the IGP’s trending video. The command, hereby, debunks the news as false and an act by mischief-makers. No journalist was arrested or invited for interrogation over the video clip,” Majia stated.  

He said the Kano State Command has maintained cordial relationship with the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the state’s Correspondent Chapel.He disclosed that the media outlet and reporter that leaked the clip are still operating in Kano freely.


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