NHRC Charges Police On Recovery Of Missing Journalist

Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Mr. Tony Ojukwu has urged the Police and other security agencies in the nation’s capital to do everything within their powers to locate a missing journalist.

This is contained in a statement in Abuja by Deputy Director, Public Affairs in the Commission, Mrs Fatimah Mohammed.

Mr. Ojukwu expressed sadness over the news of the National Assembly Correspondent who has been missing for 2 weeks.

He said there is no place for enforced disappearance in modern history and described the act as one of the worst human rights violations which leave the family members and the society traumatized.

Mr Ojukwu explained that NHRC stands for press freedom and will continue to advocate for same stressing that a free press is important because people are able to express themselves in a constructive manner such that the views and concerns of ordinary people are also heard.

He described the missing journalist, Salem as someone who has passion for his work as he has painstakingly reported human rights issues as well as educated the masses on their rights since his days with the leadership newspaper.

He assured journalists and other family members of the Commission’s support to ensure that Salem is found and reunited with them.

Tordue Salem, a Vanguard Newspaper’s House of Representatives Reporter reportedly went missing on 13th of this month in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

Ridwan Fasasi

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