NUJ Condemns Attack on Journalists During Buhari’s Visit to Kaduna

Uangbaoje Alex, Kaduna

Nigeria Union of Journalists Kaduna state Council on Thursday condemned the barbaric act of security agents who brutalized two journalists while performing their social responsibility during President Muhamadu Buhari’s visit to Kaduna to commission the dry port.

The Chairman of the Council, Comrade Yusuf Adamu, in a statement, recalled that the unfortunate incident was not the first time security agents are harassing journalists in Kaduna and Nigeria in general.

Adamu, called on the Inspector General of Police to apologize and also bring those involved to book to serve as deterrent to others.

Taye Elebiyo Edeni, a journalist with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was seriously brutalised by security operatives at the venue of the event.

The lady who was officially assigned to cover the event came all the way from Abuja.

The unfortunate incident happened at the main venue of the commissioning of the dry port, Down Quarters, Kakuri, AMuhammadu Buhari and his entourage.

The attack on journalists was heightened after the security denied them access to the main venue despite having their accredited tags.
Kaduna is known to be the most dangerous state to practice as journalists in recent times.



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