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Two Journalists Arrested in Kaduna

Security Operatives have arrested two journalists in Kaduna. The journalists are Aliyu Saleh and Musa Muhammad who are working with the Islamic Movement popular newspaper -Almizan

On Monday the 24th of December 2012 security operatives abducted Malam Musa Muhammed Awwal and Malam Aliyu Saleh, who  are news editor and  reporter respectively of Al-Mizan newspaper . They were arrrested during the early hours on Monday the 24th by Security operatives .

The neighbours of Mallam Aliyu Saleh narrated that the security operatives came in about 10 vehicles and stormed his house in Rigasa, Kaduna where they abducted both Aliyu and his wife after beaten them up. They later dropped the wife along Makarfi road in Rigasa.

One of the rooms in Aliyu Saleh’s house and been ransacked by the soldiers

The men again went to the house of the Musa Muhammad located at  and beat him up and his family members before they took him away to an unknown destination.

The wife of Musa Muhammad narrates “The soldiers came around 4 am carrying guns. They knocked at our door and asked us to open. They threatened to open fire on us should we fail to open. When I opened it, they slapped me and asked me the whereabout of my husband. Before I could talk, they pushed me into our bedroom,”

She further explained that they ransacked the house and took away his laptop and handsets  “They did not tell me where they were from and they did not tell me where they were taking him to. They beat him up before he was taking away. The soldiers came in many tinted jeeps,”

The Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna chapter condemned the incidence and described it as "unfortunate".