Religious Police assaults two female Journalists.

https://cpj.org/2016/10/nigeria-religious-police-assault-journalists.phpFour representatives of the Kano State Hisbah Board, a local security agency set up to enforce its interpretation of Sharia law, on August 27, 2016, assaulted two journalists from private broadcaster Express Radio, according to news reports. The religious police were angry that Express Radio correspondent Abdullahi Isa brought two female journalists--Hauwa Musa Abdullahi, a reporter with the radio station and Saudat Yakubu Abdullahi, a student doing an internship with the station--with him to cover a reading of love-themed, Hausa-language novels at the Kano International Trade Fairground in the state capital, Kano, according to news reports.

Report Details

Report Type: Physical Attack
Location: Kano
Victim: Hauwa Musa Abdullahi and Saudat Yakubu Abdullahi
Affiliation: Nigeria religious police assault journalists
Assailant: Four representatives of the Kano State Hisbah Board and local security agency set up to enforce its interpretation of Sharia law