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Nigerian Journalist Lays Low After Threat To Life, Police Invitation

Nigerian journalist and publisher of Daily Nigerian, Jaafar Jaafar, has gone into hiding following threats to his life and an invitation from the police, HumAngle has gathered.

He had raised alarm roughly a month ago about renewed threats following a statement made by Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, writing to the then Inspector General of Police to inform him of his concerns.

The journalist had in 2018 published videos showing Ganduje apparently collecting kickbacks in US dollars from a contractor and stuffing them in his babariga.

“Mr Ganduje recently indicated that he and his supporters are scheming underground to ‘deal with our client. Ganduje made this statement on a popular BBC Hausa program ‘A Fada A Cika’ which aired on the 19th March 2021,” his lawyer had written in the petition to the IGP.

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