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Group condemns journalist’s detention by Kaduna commissioner for reporting ‘genocide’

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A non-governmental organisation, International Committee on Nigeria working to promote the rule of law in Nigeria and the United States  of America, has described a Kaduna-based journalist, Luka Binniyat, as a victim of freedom of expression.

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Biniyat, a freelance journalists  and spokesman for the people of Southern Kaduna  was said arrested by the police in Kaduna on November 4 allegedly on the order of the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

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He was accused of publishing a report in a US-based news outlet, Epoch Times, on October 29,2021, where he had criticized the Kaduna State Government over the incessant killings in the state.

He was said to have reported that Aruwan was involved in concealing facts about “genocide against Christians in the Southern Kaduna.”

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Binniyat was arraigned in court by the police but his bail application was denied.

But in a statement on Tuesday, group condemned the continued detention of Binniyat,  saying that the journalist should be protected and not villified for reporting what is known to be the truth regarding the security situation in Kaduna State .

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The statement signed by Lawrence Zongo said “Specifically, Christians in Southern Kaduna have continue to be attacked by Fulani militants, bandits and kidnappers which are beyond mere clashes.

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“Luka Binniyat was reporting what he believed to be the truth, which should be protected by the Nigerian constitution in a so-called democratic society.”

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