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FG probes death of 13-year-old

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•Seven journalists escape attack in Plateau
The Federal Government has set up a committee to look into the circumstances leading to the death of Nuhu Yahya, a 13-year-old student of the Federal Government College, Kwali, Abuja, who died after allegedly being punished by his teacher.

In the sad event, which occurred on August 9 at Rhema Clinic, the tutor, simply identified as Mrs. Gibson, allegedly flogged the JSS II pupil for failing to do his assignment.

Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, who confirmed the demise yesterday in Abuja, said the ministry was expecting a medical report in the coming days.

He said a condolence letter and visit had been undertaken.

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IN the meantime, seven workers of the Plateau Radio Television Corporation (PRTV), late Tuesday, escaped death when their vehicle came under heavy attack by miscreants at Dandin Kowa in Jos South council area of the state.

Also, the automobile, in which the newsmen were, was badly damaged by the attackers.

It was gathered that the journalists were returning home around 10:30p.m. at the close of work.

One of the lucky pressmen, who confirmed the incident to The Guardian, narrated: “We ran into a roadblock which we all thought was manned by the police and vigilantes, only to be descended upon by the miscreants, who came out from every direction.”

Reacting to the development, state chairman of the Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ) Council, Paul Jatau, condemned the “unwarranted assault”, urging better vigilance from security operatives.

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