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Yet another journalism practitioner attacked

Bi. Awila SillaThe “Citizen” newspaper correspondent, in Singida, Ms Awilla Silla has been admitted to Singida Regional Hospital with several cuts on her head, following an attack by an unknown person on 8th September, 2013.

 Singida Regional Commissioner Dr. Parseko Kone was quoted at the hospital, where he went to console the victim, as saying that the matcheted-wielding thug attacked her on the fateful day at Utemi area, in Singida Municipality.

 The patient, whose deep cuts needed to be stitched 26 times, is said to be recovering at her hospital bed, according to reliable reports from Singida. Allegedly the attacker had demanded money from the practitioner.

 Unfortunately enough, Tanzania has lately witnessed an unexplained growing tide of attacks and tortures on journalism practitioners happening in several parts of the country

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