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Popular Journalist Hit by Mysterious Bullet at Kano Government House

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Shocking Incident at Kano Government House: Journalist Hit by Mysterious Bullet

In a bizarre and alarming incident, Naziru Idris Ya’u, a journalist with the Kano State government-owned Abubakar Rimi Television (ARTV), was struck by a stray bullet at the Government House in Kano on Friday, May 3, 2024, around 6pm.

According to eyewitnesses, Naziru was socializing with friends in the Government House premises when he suddenly felt a sharp pain in his arm. Upon inspection, he discovered a bullet lodged in his arm, leaving him stunned and confused.


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“I felt something hit my arm, and when I looked, I saw a bullet,” Naziru recounted. “It was as if it came from a distance, as it was cool to the touch.”

Displaying remarkable composure, Naziru managed to remove the bullet himself and was promptly taken to the Government House clinic for medical attention.


The incident, which occurred on World Press Freedom Day, has raised concerns about the safety of journalists and potential threats to press freedom. However, no one has claimed responsibility, and the source of the bullet remains unknown.

Fortunately, Naziru’s injury was minor, and he received medical treatment at the clinic before being discharged.

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The police officers stationed at the Government House have launched an investigation into the source of the gunshot, working to determine where it came from. However, the Kano State Police Command and the State Government have yet to react to the incident.

This unsettling incident has sent shockwaves through the journalism community, highlighting the risks and challenges faced by media professionals in the line of duty.”



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