Journalist nearly killed by stray bullet in Kano Govt House

Saturday, May 4, 2024 -A correspondent of Abubakar Rimi Television attached to the Kano State Government House, Naziru Idris Ya’u, escaped death on Friday evening following a stray bullet which hit him at the Government House.

The source of the stray bullet which hit the journalist around 6.30 pm, was yet to be found as of Saturday morning as both security agents and Government House officials have continued to keep mum on the incident.

It was gathered that Nazir Ya’u was immediately rushed to the Government House clinic after the incident, where he received medical attention because of the injury he sustained.

Medical personnel at the clinic said the reporter was lucky because the bullet was not shot at a close range.

Following the incident, policemen attached to the Government House were said to have commenced an investigation to unravel the circumstances behind the incident.

There as been no official statement either from the Kano Government House or the State Police Command regarding the shooting.

However, when contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Kano State Police Command, SP Haruna Abdullahi, said the incident had yet to be reported to the command.

“I will investigate the issue because it has not been reported to the command,” he said.

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