Jangebe abduction: Journalists escape mob attack

Journalists from different media houses escaped mob attack by residents of Jangebe communities to show their anger against the abduction of students of the Government Girls Secondary School in the area.

The targetted journalists are from Thunder Blowers, Daily Trust, Channels TV, TVC and News Agency of Nigeria, among others.

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The journalists who were in convoy of two vehicles were attacked midway inside the town of Jangebe by stone-throwing youths.

The official vehicle of Thunder Blowers was smashed, causing injury on one of its cameramen identified as Babangida Calipha.

“They pelted our vehicles with stones, smashing glasses and injuring one person,” said Anas Sani Anka of Thunder Blowers.

The situation in Jangebe is tensed as people mobilized to block security operatives, journalists and government officials from accessing the main town.

Zamfara State Commissioner of Police Mr. Abutu Yaro, State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs Abubakar Dauran as well as the Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps were reportedly blocked by the youths, a source told journalists at the outskirts of the town.

As at time of filing this report, both journalists and security operatives had to resort to phone calls to know the situation in the area.

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