Senate orders IGP to probe missing journalist’s whereabouts

The Senate on Tuesday asked the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to direct a special investigation into the missing of the Vanguard Newspapers journalist, Mr Tordue Salem.

The Senate adopted the resolution after a point of order raised by Senator Emmanuel. Orker-Jev,  (Benue North-West).

Senator Yisa noted that Tordue Salem, before going missing, was a journalist with the Vanguard newspaper covering the House of Representatives.

He said, “On October 13, 2021, between 8pm and 9pm, Salem went missing and all phone contact with him ceased.”

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He lamented that efforts by his family, friends and colleagues to uncover his whereabouts or what happened proved abortive.

He expressed optimism that with the intervention of the Senate – the highest lawmaking body in the matter – the police might be persuaded to get to the root of his disappearance.

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