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Blogger and Journalist Musa Azare Arrested and Released for Criticising Bauchi State Government



Musa Azare

Musa Azare

On Saturday, a tweet from the handle @ChairmanNHRC (Chairman National Human Rights Commission) disclosed that a blogger/journalist who was opposed to the Bauchi State government was arrested for ‘Cyber Stalking’.

It added that he was “abducted” by people in “Police uniforms” from “33, Lome Street, Zone 7, Abuja”.
Musa Azare Arrest
His arrest came after he criticised the Bauchi State governor on Social media.
Musa Azare Arrest2
On returning from a business trip to China, the Governor of Bauchi State, Mohammed Abubakar, ordered his immediate release.
According to Gov. Abubakar’s verified Twitter handle; after reading the reports of the blogger’s alleged offences, he ordered his immediate release. He said that he is a lawyer and believes in freedom of speech.
Governor Mohammed Abubakar's Response on Musa Azare Arrest
The @ChairmanNHRC handle has confirmed that Musa Azare has indeed been freed.

1 Comment

  1. Prince

    August 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Good to know he was released. Meanwhile, i have said this before. Criticism is healthy, it just depend on how you deal with it.

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