El-Rufai
Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna Photo: ThisDayLive

By Ogbolu George

Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has ordered the arrest of Midat Joseph, a Leadership newspapers correspondent based in Kaduna.

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According to Daily Post, Joseph was arrested by security operatives in his house in the early hours of Thursday.

The journalist, who is now in detention in Kaduna state, is alleged to have published a report considered critical of the state government.

This development has brought to six, the number of journalists arrested on the orders of the state governor since his assumption of office in May 2015.