Nigerian authorities should thoroughly investigate the threatening message received by journalist Haruna Mohammed Salisu and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

On March 13, at about 9 a.m., Salisu, owner and reporter at the privately-owned WikkiTimes news website, found a note slipped under his office door in the city of Bauchi, the capital of Nigeria’s northern Bauchi state, the journalist told CPJ in a phone interview.

The note, a copy of which CPJ reviewed, referenced a report Salisu had published in January, and a civil suit that a local hospital filed against him over that report.

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Report Details

Report Type: Threat
Location: Bauchi
Victim: Haruna Mohammed Salisu
Affiliation: WikkiTimes news website
Assailant: Unknown assaliant