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Northern Nigeria Correspondent

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Company Description: AFP maintains a network of journalists and photographers in 165 countries covering events 24/7. The AFP brand guarantees editorial quality and reliability built...   more

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By Aminu Abubakar | AFP ..., 29 April 2012 [cached]
By Aminu Abubakar | AFP News - 2 hours 6 minutes ago
A few weeks ago, AFP's northern ..., 29 April 2010 [cached]
A few weeks ago, AFP's northern Nigeria correspondent, Aminu Abubakar, was reporting the burial of victims of recent sectarian violence, when he was attacked by a mob of Christian villagers, angered by the presence of a Muslim at the event. Aminu, a diligent reporter, only escaped being killed by the crowd thanks to the intervention of his CNN colleague Christian Purefoy, who shielded him from his attackers and spoke out on his behalf.
Vanguard -Viewpoint : Travelling: When the road beckons, 25 Dec 2005 [cached]
Aminu Abubakar, a journalist with AFP: You know I work with a foreign agency, so I may be called upon for a special assignment that may require me to travel by air, if I find myself in that situation, I will make sure I settle my family properly and bid them a very warm farewell before leaving because of the spell in our aviation sector.
AFP - Worldwide News Agency, 5 July 2001 [cached]
Aminu Abubakar, a freelance correspondent for AFP based in the northern city of Kano, had gone to the town of Tafawa Balewa in Bauchi State on Tuesday to report on unrest.
Many dozens of people have been killed and thousands forced to flee their > homes in ethnic and religious clashes between Muslims and Christians in the town since an incident last month, witnesses told Abubakar.
The crowd said they had heard an AFP journalist who is a Muslim was interviewing people and wanted to attack me," Abubakar said."They threatened to kill me and I was only saved by the police," he said, explaining that a police unit formed a protective ring around him.Abubakar said he was forced to publicly rip up the notebook which he had been using before the mob would allow him to leave, under police escort, for the state capital, Bauchi.
The youths were members of an ethnic-religious organisation known as the Zar Youth, whose members are Christians from the Sayawa ethnic community.The Sayawa have been angered by the introduction last month across most of the state of the Islamic law code, known as the Sharia, favoured by Muslims.
On June 19, a Muslim bus driver insisted that his male and female passengers, some of whom were Christians, be segregated into different areas of the bus.This sparked a riot by the Christians who said it meant Islamic law was being imposed on them.Michael Yonanah, a Christian youth, told AFP before Abubakar was forced out of the town that Sharia law was not supposed to be applied to Christians.
© Aminu Abubakar, ... [cached]
© Aminu Abubakar, AFP
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