There was an earlier report the Police have launched a manhunt for the Liberty Television journalist, Aminu Nurudeen, suspected to have posted the viral transmission video showing the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, struggling to read a speech at a public event in Kano, after he went hiding.
According to reports, the Kano State Police Command invited the reporter to its office immediately the video went viral. But they command has come out to claim there is no manhunt for any journalist and the reports that was spread across social media was entirely false
The Kano state police command has released a press statement to that effect.
The attention of Kano State Police Command is drawn to trending headlines in some national dailies and online Media that the ’’ Police Launched prove, threaten bloggers arrest’’ over IGP’s trending video. The Command hereby debunks the news as false in its entirety and an act by mischief makers. No journalist was arrested nor invited by the Command for interrogation over the video clip.
It is crystal clear that the Command maintain cordial relationship with the State Chapter of the N.U.J, the Correspondence Chapel and e all bloggers. The Media outlets responsible for the report had their correspondents here in Kano but none consulted the Command to verify the news.
No Manhunt of any Journalist what so ever by the Kano Police Command, please.
SP. MAGAJI MUSA MAJIA,amnipr
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FOR: COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
If you recollect, in the past fe days, the trending word on most social media platforms is Transmission and it evolved during the speech of the Inspector General of Police at a public event in Kano.
Investigation by some quarters later alleged that part of the video was doctored.
Read the transcript of the speech below:
“I mean, transmission, I mean effort, that the transmission cooperation to transmission, I mean transmission to have effect, ehm, apprehend, I mean, apprehensive towards the recommendation, recommended formation effective and effect, I mean, apprehensive at the transmission of…and transmission and transmission for the effective in the police command,” Idris said