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Nigeria’s journalists Binniyat, regains freedom after 96 days detention

Jude Johnson 

 

A Nigerian journalist, Mr. Luka Binniyat has regained freedom after 96 days of detention by the Kaduna State Government.

 

The former Vanguard Correspondent in Kaduna, Binniyat had on Thursday met all the bail conditions and has been released on bail.

 

The Chairman of Kaduna Council, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Adamu Yusuf, confirmed that the embattled journalist has been reunited with his family.

 

“On behalf of NUJ Kaduna Council I will like to appreciate all those that contributed in one way or the other to see that Luka Binniyat is out of prison.

 

“He gained his freedom at exactly 12:50PM.”

 

“Those at the prison included Barrister James Kanyip his defence lawyer, Chairman NUJ Kaduna Adamu Yusuf who is also the third surety, his brother Barrister Binniyat Thomas, the two other sureties among others,” the statement read.

 

He was in prison for 96 days and has been appearing in court before his bail was perfected after a review of the bail conditions on Monday, October 9, 2017.

 

 

 

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