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Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by Paperwhite(m): 11:30am On Jul 04, 2018
Yusufu Idegu, a correspondent of The Nation Newspaper, has dismissed reports that he circulated a false story about Danladi Ciroma, north-central chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).

Idegu’s report on Ciroma describing the killings in Plateau as retaliation for 300 rustled cows and loss of some herders’ lives had generated controversy.

Although Ciroma admitted that he spoke with the reporter, he alleged that he was quoted out of context.

“We talked on phone. Sincerely speaking, what that boy wrote was not what I told him. We did not speak on reprisal attacks,” Leadership quoted Ciroma as saying.

The Nigerian media was subjected to severe criticism, with the presidency accusing it of fuelling tension.

But in a statement on Tuesday, Idegu maintained that Ciroma made the utterances widely circulated in the media.

Below is the statement:

PREMIUM TIMES in their apology to Miyetti Allah last week which went viral, I did commented that they were unnecessarily in a hurry to conclude their investigation on the denial of Danladi Ciroma who granted me interview. I still insist that that so-called investigation by is so shallow and strange.

If you read that apology again, it was alleged that I YUSUFU AMINU IDEGU circulated my story on a WattsApp page for colleagues to copy. All of us here in Jos can bear me witness that I don’t have the habit of sharing my published story in WattsApp page. By the way, it is against our rule here that no journalist should paste his story on any of our three platforms eg, Correspondents platform, NUJ platform and that of Ministry for information. So, on which reporters platform did I share that story? Can any of us remind me of any other platform I circulated that controversial story. I never did.

Again, the fact that Danladi Ciroma denied his comments and PREMIUM TIMES hurriedly apologized to Miyetti Allah does not mean Miyetti Allah is right and the media is wrong. Up till now, I still remain positive and confident that Danladi Ciroma is lying, the fact that I have no record of the interview does not also make Ciroma right in his claim. Let us not narrow investigation into media publications to availability of recording alone, providing the voice recording could be a short-cut to the investigation, but in the absence of the short-cut, the long-cut alternative can be explored for thorough investigation. I’m happy my employer, THE NATION newspaper is doing that at the moment, based on the confidence they have in me, they are exploring all necessary alternatives to get to the root of it.

As colleagues or as a body of media practitioners, let us also not be too hasty in condemning any colleague that find himself in this saga for the fact that in all discipline, professionals can make mistake at a point in his work no matter your years of experience. I’m 19 years in journalism, in spite that, I’m not immune to professional mistake.

Above all, I still insist I’m not wrong in this matter, I have no apology for Miyetti Allah or Danladi Ciroma.

Thank you colleagues for taking your time, remain BLESSED.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thecable.ng/i-stand-by-my-story-the-nation-reporter-breaks-silence-on-miyetti-allah-interview/amp

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by LibertyRep: 11:32am On Jul 04, 2018
This is my position and may be unpopular ;

Since a handful of Nigerians are interested in the veracity of the report, the DSS should immediately arrest the reporters of both Premium Times and The Nation as well as the Miyetti Allah Boss. This will:

i. Enable them to carry out proper investigation to determine whether the Miyetti Allah man actually made such damning revelation which will qualify him for prompt prosecution.

ii. If the report was false, the reporters should be made to face the wrath of the law to serve as deterrents to other purveyors of fake news, capable of aggravating the already tensed situations in the nation.

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by Paperwhite(m): 11:33am On Jul 04, 2018
"PREMIUM TIMES in their apology to Miyetti Allah last week which went viral, I did commented that they were unnecessarily in a hurry to conclude their investigation on the denial of Danladi Ciroma who granted me interview. I still insist that that so-called investigation by is so shallow and strange.

Again, the fact that Danladi Ciroma denied his comments and PREMIUM TIMES hurriedly apologized to Miyetti Allah does not mean Miyetti Allah is right and the media is wrong. Up till now, I still remain positive and confident that Danladi Ciroma is lying, the fact that I have no record of the interview does not also make Ciroma right in his claim.

Above all, I still insist I’m not wrong in this matter, I have no apology for Miyetti Allah or Danladi Ciroma."
Meanwhile
-Miyetti Allah (https://www.headlineng.com/misquoted-plateau-killings-miyetti-allah-chairman/ )
-Daily Trust; (https://www.nairaland.com/4593167/because-cow-daily-trust-apologizes#68995281) and......
-Premium Times have been coerced to recant.The truth can't be suppressed.

"If You Stand For The Truth,You Alway Stand Alone"-Lucky Dube.

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by sdm4christ: 11:49am On Jul 04, 2018
Cool down my brother, even the deaf and blind know that the man said it. Reactions of the report did not go the way they think and now they are trying to turn it around. It's unfortunate. People who made statements of less magnitude were harassed by SSS. But since the emergence of that story even before the idiot come out to deny it, no attempt whatsoever from any qoata to invite him for questioning. Fulani herdsmen immunity covers him. No problem. There is God.

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by ademoladeji(m): 11:53am On Jul 04, 2018
So many adulterated stories in Nigeria.

Social Media Bill is really needed to help control the spread of unreliable news.

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by otokx(m): 11:56am On Jul 04, 2018
Many did not believe that the story was false. It is a pity that Miyetti Allah have now become a law unto themselves in Nigeria. This kind of thing can never happen in Ghana.

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by saaron(m): 1:04pm On Jul 04, 2018
Truth can never be suppressed forever!

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by Omeokachie: 1:09pm On Jul 04, 2018
We knew it was strong arm tactic where they tried desperately to kill a story that indicted the Miyetti allah.

APC and these murderers think they can fool anyone but their paid BMCs.

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by Chuksonyeike: 1:13pm On Jul 04, 2018
lalasticlala
Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by superior1: 4:42pm On Jul 04, 2018
Bunch of comedians
Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by gabazin080(m): 4:42pm On Jul 04, 2018
welcome to naija, where 1 human life is equivalent to1 cow.

this guys are animals in human skin

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by Nobody: 4:43pm On Jul 04, 2018
smiley
Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by SheikhMuniru(m): 4:43pm On Jul 04, 2018
EXACTLY NO APOLOGY, TILL SLAVES OF ALLAH GO ISLAMIZE NIGERIA, NO APOLOGY
Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by Nobody: 4:43pm On Jul 04, 2018
In a saner country, this terrorist would have been arrested.

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by modupe2: 4:43pm On Jul 04, 2018
Thank you......

LibertyRep:
This is my position and may be unpopular ;

Since a handful of Nigerians are interested in the veracity of the report, the DSS should immediately arrest the reporters of both Premium Times and The Nation as well as the Miyetti Allah Boss. This will:

i. Enable them to carry out proper investigation to determine whether the Miyetti Allah man actually made such damning revelation which will qualify him for prompt prosecution.

ii. If the report was false, the reporters should be made to face the wrath of the law to serve as deterrents to other purveyors of fake news, capable of aggravating the already tensed situations in the nation.
Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by Biglittlelois(f): 4:44pm On Jul 04, 2018
This further proves that Buhari is the president of miyetti allah and fulani herdsmen,

Thank you Yusuf Aminu for standing by the truth
As for you Ciroma, you and your family will not be left out in the blood bath
Daily trust and premium times, buhari will not be in power forever, your end is imminent

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by brixton: 4:44pm On Jul 04, 2018
There r apps that record phone conversations, I hope this reporter invest in some to avoid this sort of mistake in future.

Every sane person knows how some of these northerners behave when it comes to their cattles, I don’t doubt that the Ciroma guy made the statement. There is need for detribalized Nigerians in all areas of our Nation building.

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by tolexy007(m): 4:44pm On Jul 04, 2018
nobody can kill the truth...

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by kaykaymcb(m): 4:45pm On Jul 04, 2018
Contact me for your premium logo for your business...For proof of my work, click the link in my signature.
Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by opeyehmmy(m): 4:45pm On Jul 04, 2018
Wetin concern me?
Your problem...
Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by Shehunoshewhat: 4:46pm On Jul 04, 2018
Ok
Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by DWJOBScom(m): 4:46pm On Jul 04, 2018
I thought as much
Cos the Miyetti Allah Boss admitted saying such a thing but claim he was quoted out of context.

These things are verifiable and i forsee underground threats to people against 2019

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Re: Yusufu Idegu On Miyetti Allah: ‘I Stand By My Story’ — The Nation's Reporter by wildcatter23(m): 4:47pm On Jul 04, 2018
This is a country where there are first class and second class citizens. It's pathetic

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