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Bauchi guber: police harass, intimidate reporters at tribunal complex

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There were strict security measures around the seat of the Superior Court of the Bauchi State Government Election Court, which will be pronounced today.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The APC had rejected the declaration of the PDP candidate, Sen Bala Mohammed, of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the elections for governor.

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Already at 7:30 am, an armed security staff consisting of police, NSCDC, SSS, and other civilian personnel blocked the always busy Ahmadu Bello Way that leads to the Superior Court Complex.

The area was cordoned off, which disrupted commercial and social activities, as all government stores and offices were forced to close while road users were diverted to other routes.

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At the main entrance of the complex, security personnel denied access to people, including reporters, and subjected them to intimidation and harassment, a fact that bothered some of the reporters who left annoying.

At the time of submitting this report (8:55 am), the reporters were still stranded because they were denied access to the complex.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that When he was contacted, the Secretary of the Court, Bello Abdullahi, said there was nothing he could do about the situation, since it was purely a security agreement.

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Much later, after the entry of the central defenders of Nigeria, the police could only allow a few reporters to enter the Court, most were denied entry, despite the allegations and protests.

At the time of this report, most reporters were forced to remain outside while the three-person Court President Judge Salihu Shuiabu read the sentence at approximately 10:30 am.