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Adamawa: 3 men jailed for life for kidnapping journalist



By Auwalu Birnin Kudu

Three men who were part of the five -man kidnap gang behind the abduction of Amra Ahmad-Daska, a staff of Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation have been sentenced to life imprisonment.

The journalist who was abducted at her residence in Yola-South Local Government Area on 4 May, 2021 was freed a week later after payment of N4 million ransom to the abductors.

However, one of the convicts got 10 years and the other five year jail term.

In reaction, the Adamawa Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has lauded the conviction of the five kidnappers.

This is contained in a statement jointly issued on Tuesday in Yola by the council’s Chairman and Secretary, Ishaka Dedan and Fidelis Jockthan.

“We specifically commend the Police for the discreet investigation into the matter which led to their subsequent prosecution.

“The arrest and conviction of the culprits has demonstrated that there is still hope for the common man in the country’s policing and the judicial system.

“Such action will definitely rid the society of bad eggs as well as guarantee safety of citizens,” the NUJ said.

The NUJ cautioned journalists to always be conscious of their safety and security.


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