Unknown Gunmen Abduct Radio Programme Producer

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Idris Haruna Magami

On May 12, 2022, unknown gunmen, abducted Mr. Idris Haruna-Magami, a popular radio host with the state-owned, Zamfara Radio. Magami produces and presents the, “Su Duniya Manya” a popular programme aired in Hausa language.

The general manager of the station, Mr. Murtala Alhasan, said the presenter was abducted while on his way home after the close of work alongside a friend but his friend miraculously escaped from the bandits and returned home while Idris was taken away.

Murtala said the bandits have reached out to the family and asked for ransom to secure his release. But he did not state the amount they demanded.

Although the police and state authorities are yet to release any statement concerning his abduction, the management of Zamfara State Radio Service confirmed the attack to journalists in Gusau.