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Kano State government says there was no journalist hit by stray bullet in the state.

The clarification counters story making waves in the state that a journalist, with the state’s television station, attached to Government House was hit by a stray bullet.

Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, director general in charge of press to Governor Abba Kabiru Yusuf, made the clarification in a release statement made available to journalists, weekend, in Kano.

Dawakin-Tofa however confirmed that a minor incident occurred in the state in which a journalists sustained a minor injury within the Government House.

“Government will like to emphatically say that journalists are not under threat in Kano government house, as a post on social media that went viral insinuated.

“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 safety.

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

“Let me emphasised the need for journalists to remain vigilant while carrying out their duties, especially in environments where construction activities pose potential hazards.
“We also need to underscores the importance of accurate reporting and thorough investigation in mitigating misinformation and maintaining public trust”, he further explained.

The media aide assured the public of the commitment of the administration in the state to ensuring the safety of all individuals within the premises and the state in general.
He added that the administration would be reviewing all 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.

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