BREAKING: Tension As Stray Bullet Hits Journalist Inside Government House

Naziru Idris Yau, a journalist with Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV), has been hit by a stray bullet inside the government house in Kano state.

MOUTHPIECE NGR understands that the incident occurred around 6:30pm on Friday during an event to mark the World Press Freedom Day.

According to a report by a local radio station in Kano, which was monitored by our Correspondent on Saturday, Naziru was spending time with friends in the Government House premises when he suddenly felt a sharp pain in his arm. On checking, he saw a bullet lodged in his arm and realised he had been shot.

“I felt something hit my arm and saw that it was a bullet,” Naziru said. “It seemed to come from a distance as it was cool to the touch.”

He managed to remove the strange bullet himself and was promptly taken to the Government House clinic for medical attention.

MOUTHPIECE MGR gathered that the incident happened on World Press Freedom Day, observed annually on May 3. 

The timing has raised concerns about the safety of journalists and potential threats to press freedom.

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