Senate Issues Strong Directive To IGP Over Missing Journalist

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The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, November 9, urged the inspector general of police, Usman Baba, to set up a special investigation on the whereabouts of a Nigerian journalist, Tordue Salem, who was last seen on October 13.

The Senate said that the IGP should as a matter of urgency launch a special investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the whereabouts of Salem.

A resolution was tabled after a point of order raised by Senator Orker-Jev Emmanuel Yisa, the lawmaker representing Benue northwest senatorial district.

The inspector general of police have been called upon to institute a special investigation into the disappearance of a Nigerian journalist. The call was made by lawmakers of the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, November 9, after a point of order Senator Orker-Jev Emmanuel Yisa who represents Benue northwest senatorial district said Tordue Salem has been missing since October.

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, November 9, urged the inspector general of police, Usman Baba, to set up a special investigation on the whereabouts of a Nigerian journalist, Tordue Salem, who was last seen on October 13.

The Senate said that the IGP should as a matter of urgency launch a special investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the whereabouts of Salem.

 

A resolution was tabled after a point of order raised by Senator Orker-Jev Emmanuel Yisa, the lawmaker representing Benue northwest senatorial district.

Formally informing lawmakers of the senate on the disappearance of the journalist Yisa said he wanted to draw the attention of the Senate to the disappearance of the journalist who covered the Green Chambers of the National Assembly for the Vanguard Newspaper.

Relying on orders 42 and 52 of the Senate Rules, Yisa said that Tordue Salem, before going missing, was a journalist with the Vanguard newspaper covering the House of Representatives.

The senator said that Salem has been missing since October 13, 2021, between 8-9 pm and all phone contact with him ceased including other efforts to reach out to him.

He said that efforts by his family, friends and colleagues to uncover his whereabouts or what may have happened to the journalist has since been futile.

However, he noted that he is optimistic that with the intervention of the Senate, the police may be better persuaded to get to the root of his disappearance.

Finding succour for family, friends and colleagues of Salem The lawmaker said these an outcome of a special investigation by the police through the intervention of the IGP could help alleviate the anxiety of all concerned.