Minister’s Security Aides Attack Journalist

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Ramatu Tijani
Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory

On August 18, 2022, security operatives attached to the Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Hajia Ramatu Tijani Aliyu, attacked Mohammed Baba, a reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) for filming an altercation between policemen at the national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.

Mohammed was manhandled and his clothes torn by the minister’s security aides when they discovered he was recording the fight. They also made attempts to seize his phone and camera but were rebuffed by members of the APC press corps and other security men.

The Minister’s security aides were engaged in a fight with the security men guarding the APC national secretariat when Mohammed who had been detailed to cover events at the APC secretariat started recording the fight with his video camera.