Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

Abubakar Tahir, a journalist documenting the deadly flood in Jigawa State’s Hadejia local government area’s Ganuwar Kuka hamlet, was attacked by a crowd.

Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

The State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Lawal Shiisu, verified this to Channels Television on September 22 and said that the crowd nearly drowned a reporter from the Manhaja newspaper when they were covering the area’s flood damage.

Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

According to the PPRO, Mr. Abubakar was prevented from being lynched by the enraged youngsters in the hamlet thanks to the intervention of a few decent samaritans in the area. Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

“We have heard that a journalist was attacked in the Hadejia region, which is currently being devastated by a terrible flood. He was attacked by a throng, which also stole his cellphones and attempted to dunk him in the water, according to DSP Shiisu.

Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

However, DSP Shiisu urged reporters not to approach traditional leaders of communities before they begin working, particularly in the Hadejia area where they have a history of attacking reporters in situations like these. Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

The journalist had arrived at the flood-affected area, shown his identity card, and started interviewing some of the victims when, regrettably, some people started hitting him from behind.

Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

The journalist said, “As I rose up to inquire why they were assaulting me, they forced my head down in the water, tried to drown me, and kept hitting me until someone pulled out a knife, at which point some people stopped them.

Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

The spokesman said, “They then took me to the district head residence where he gave me new clothing to wear and asked a bike man to drive me to Hadejia General hospital for treatment.

Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

According to reports, the residents of the town are upset with the government for doing little as recurring floods continue to devastate their towns year after year.

While this is going on, more people have died as a result of the state-wide flooding brought on by the excessive rain. Furious crowd attacks and attempts to drown a journalist covering the jigawa flood incident as 96 feared dead.

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