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IGP, others urged to locate missing reporter

The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Usman Alkali Baba, has described Kwara State as the most peaceful state in Nigeria.

Media practitioners under the aegis of Conference of Benue Journalists (CBJ), has urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali and heads of other security agencies to take proactive measures towards locating a reporter of Vanguard Newspapers, Mr Tordue Salem, who had gone missing since Wednesday, October 13.

Salem is a member of the CBJ and a Senior Reporter of the national daily, reporting mainly from the House of Representatives.

National President of the group, Dr Anule Emmanuel, in a statement, expressed worries that the disappearance of Salem, sadly further raises concerns about the deteriorating state of Security in the FCT and the nation as a whole.

According to him, like every other citizen, journalists in Abuja and indeed the country at large require full protection as they go about their lawful duties of informing members of the public without fear of molestation, intimidation, and harassment.

He urged fellow journalists and family members of Salem to be prayerful, and remain calm while the search effort was on to establish his whereabouts.

He said, “Members of CBJ are shocked by the mysterious disappearance of our member, an adult and therefore challenge the police and other security agencies to rise up to the occasion of locating Salem.”

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