Detained Al Mizan Journalists Released on Bail



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Reports  Tuesday  evening said two detained  journalists of Kaduna based  Hausa language  newspaper, Al Mizan  have been released on bail.No details of the bail  were available at the time of this report.

Mohammed Awwal  Musa ,editor and  Aliyu Saleh, reporter were  whisked away by security forces in a  commando-like   dawn operation  last week.They were arrested ostensibly on the heels of a story on activities of JTF in Potiskum, in embattled Yobe state ,Nigeria.

Their  continued detention without trial drew the ire of the human rights community.Chidi Anselm Ondinkalu,chairman of National Human Rights Commission said in a  statement that the continued detention of the journalists did not pass constitutional muster.


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