NHRC urges police, others to search out missing journalist


The Nationwide Human Rights Commission has urged the police and other security companies to attain all the pieces inside of their powers to uncover a missing journalist.

Tordue Salem, a Main edge Newspaper’s House of Representatives Reporter reportedly went missing on October 13, within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Tony Ojukwu, the Govt Secretary of the NHRC, known as on the security companies to search out him in an announcement by Fatimah Mohammed, Deputy Director, Public Affairs, on the commission.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences on Tuesday that Mr Ojukwu expressed disappointment over the news of the Nationwide Assembly correspondent, who has been missing for 15 days.

“There is no longer any put for enforced disappearance in as much as the moment history,” he stated, describing the act as one amongst the worst human rights violations, which scurry away the victims, kin and the society traumatized.

“It’s pointless for the kin of the journalist to search around for him in hospital mortuaries and police stations if the security disaster and intelligence gathering used to be better.

“NHRC stands for press freedom and ought to proceed to indicate for identical.

“A free press is crucial because of different folks are in a location to particular themselves in a constructive formulation, such that the views and issues of traditional other folks are also heard,” Mr Ojukwu stated.

He added that journalists wait on because the watchdogs of any society and desires to be allowed to attain their work with out harassment and intimidation.

Mr Ojukwu added that the feature of a journalist is major in a democratic society love Nigeria.

He described Mr Salem as a journalist with a ardour for his work.

“He has painstakingly reported human rights disorders moreover to expert the loads on their rights since his days with the Management Newspaper.

“Enforced disappearance is one amongst the hazards connected to the train of journalism in Nigeria,” Ojukwu added.

He, in consequence of this fact, known as on the authorities to respect the rights of journalists.

He also urged the journalists to continuously work sooner or later of the ambit of the legislation and ethics of the occupation.

He assured the kin of the commission’s wait on to verify that Tordue Salem is came upon and reunited with them.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) experiences that the FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, on Monday assured that officers are buying for the journalist.

Mr Sunday stated the case used to be reported on the Nationwide Assembly Police Space and that he directed the speedy transmission to all Areas and Divisions.

“We’re severely on the subject. Then another time, we now indulge in no longer purchased any files about kidnap or demand for ransom.

“My men indulge in no longer purchased any files about any corpse on the aspect twin carriageway or abandoned corpse from the mortuary. We’re procuring,” the CP added.


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