Wazobia FM journalists held over polio deaths

Two Nigerian journalists
have been arrested over the killing of nine female polio vaccinators in  Kano state on Friday, police have said.

Kano police chief Ibrahim Idris told the BBC the journalists would be charged with culpable homicide.

They had incited the public to oppose vaccinations through their Wazobia FM radio station, he alleged.

In the first attack in Kano, vaccinators were shot dead by gunmen who drove up on a motor tricycle.

Thirty minutes later gunmen targeted a clinic outside Kano city as the vaccinators prepared to start work.

Wazobia’s station chief Sanusi Bello Kankarofi told AFP news
agency that a presenter and a reporter were being held by Kano police,
along with a man who featured on their programme.

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A third journalist had been released after being questioned, Mr Kankarofi said.

Wazobia’s popular Sandar Girma programme focused on a man
who was allegedly forced to submit his children to vaccinations by
district officials, AFP reports.

The children’s father is among those being held, it quotes Mr Kankarofi as saying.

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News.She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media. ¬†When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books.Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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