Re-Thugs attack Kano Media Trust's office
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I am a regular reader of the Daily Trust. I read the above captioned news item published on page 3 of the paper edition of January 5, 2012 and would like to passionately put up this rejoinder to put the record straight against the background of
the unsuspecting readers that have been deceived by the politically manipulated contents of the story aimed at tarnishing the hard earned image of the real people's governor, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and his media aide.
From the contents of the said story, it is clear that there is no way the governor's aide, Malam Jaafar Jaafar could be involved in such blatant display of thuggery and went as far as influencing the attempted attack on Kano Media Trust's office, a paper that the media aide had religious served before being appointed by the State Governor.
It is true that the Deputy Governor of the State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje made his view in favour of the removal of fuel subsidy, leading to the criminal hike in the petrol price, which the Nigerian masses are protesting. The Deputy Governor's point of view, which he is entitled to, could not have made the government or its aide to instigate the mopping up of the Daily Trust edition of 4 th January 2012, knowing fully well that the same news item even if published cannot totally deny the newspaper's readers from consuming the story when the same story had already been posted on its website. So, the alleged insinuation that governor's aide might have been instrumental to the attack and purchase of the paper's copies is totally false, politically induced and lacks iota of truth.
Incidentally, the Daily Trust edition of 4 th January 2012, which is the bone of contention, did not even publish the alleged vexed story. So, why should any one believe the bunch of lies being dished out by the foes of the governor's aide in complacency with the opposition who are always on their toes to blackmail the hard working governor as being the suspected culprit of attack on Kano Media Trust's office?
It is also on record that in the edition of the Daily trust newspaper that was purportedly hijacked by the government, it contained a full page advert announcing the revocation of certain land titles and many news items in favour of the state government. If this is true, how possible for the same government or its aide to spear head the destruction of the paper it paid for advert? All these point to the fact that the attack on Kano Media Trust's office would have been masterminded by some disgruntled elements that are politically envious of the government achievements. It is like giving a dog a bad name in order to hang it.
It would be recalled that the governor's aide, Jaafar Jaafar, having served the Daily trust before his appointment was the paper's state editor and later replaced with the reporter of the mischievous story against the government. It is of public knowledge how the young hardworking governor's aide is being envied by his former colleagues in the media and would always like to undo him for no just cause. This angle may add to reason why the current state editor of the Daily trust and the reporter, Auwalu Umar is in concomitant with the evils that are plotting against Jaafar Jaafar.
Auwalu Lawan Aranposu Kano.