By Ahmad Deedat Zakari
Yusuf Aminu Anka, a law student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has emerged winner of the 2022 Rory Peck’s Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs in London.
Mr Anka disclosed the milestone on his verified Twitter handle on Thursday.
“I’m honored to have won the @rorypecktrust, @sonyproeurope impact award in the midst of many courageous and important reportings from Afghanistan and around the world. I am extremely happy and proud of the support I receive from family, friends, and colleagues here.” He wrote on Twitter.
Mr Anka made a short documentary for BBC News Africa titled ‘The Bandits Warlords of Zamfara.”
The award-winning documentary tells the story of banditry and kidnappings in Zamfara and its effects on people’s lives.
Reacting to the award, Mr Anka said, “Every day, I am reassured that the story of Zamfara is significant not only to us but to everyone who values humanity.”
The Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs honours the work of freelance journalists in long-form current affairs that examines a single issue, story or situation and has an impact on the viewer, policy or public awareness.
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