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No Journalist hit by bullet in Kano Government House – Sanusi Bature

The Kano State Government House has debunked what it described as a one-sided media report on revealing that a journalist, with the state-owned television station, attached to Government House, was hit by a stray bullet.

In a reaction by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the Director General Media and Publicity in the Government House, it was explained that the incident, which occurred amidst a flurry of misinformation, sparked widespread concern and speculation regarding the safety of journalists covering events at the seat of government but that there was no such situation.

“However, the government will like to emphatically say that journalists are not under threat in Kano government house. It is however worthy of note to caution journalists to ensure credible source while reporting any development and avoid unnecessary sensational angle that can mislead the public.

“For clarity purpose, Naziru Yau, the reporter of the state television station was not hit by any stray bullet.

“Instead, he sustained injuries from the metal debris emanating from an ongoing construction at the Kano State Government House, an area that has been barricaded for caution.

“The truth of the incident emerged when medical professionals at the government house clinic disclosed the true nature of Mr. Naziru’s injuries.

“The journalist, Mr. Naziru, expressed gratitude for the prompt medical attention he received and thanked well-wishers for their concern during his recovery,” Bature said.

He said, “Let me emphasize the need for journalists to remain vigilant while carrying out their duties, especially in environments where construction activities pose potential hazards.

“We hereby dispel any rumor that had sparked outrage and call for increased safety measures for journalists covering sensitive events.

“We also need to underscore the importance of accurate reporting and thorough investigation in mitigating misinformation and maintaining public trust.”

Sanusi Bature, the DG Media and Publicity at the Kano State Government House,  has assured the public of the government’s commitment to ensuring the safety of all individuals within the premises and the state in general.

Additionally, the government pledged to review and enhance existing safety protocols to prevent similar incidents in the future.

“As investigations continue into the circumstances surrounding the incident, we urge the public to refrain from spreading unsubstantiated claims and to rely on verified information from credible sources,” Bature appealed.

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