More arrests along Zoo Road yesterday, and my article on Iyan Tama makes IPS front page

Yesterday evening, I went to Zoo Road to carry out an interview with Hausa producer and actor Nura Husseini and heard that there had been more raids on Zoo Road yesterday afternoon. A couple of editors were arrested. When a singer in one of the music studios asked the police why they came into the studio “ba sallama” (with no greeting), they arrested her too. I’m not sure whether they were held in jail overnight like Sulaiman or whether they were taken straight to the mobile court. Apparently, this time they were looking for individuals who had not individually registered with the censorship board.

In other news, today my article on Iyan-Tama apparently made IPS headlines.

(For a background on the censorship crisis in Kano see this post)

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2 responses to “More arrests along Zoo Road yesterday, and my article on Iyan Tama makes IPS front page

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