Tinubu’s Visit: NUJ Condemns Attack On Journalists, Urge Security Agencies To Fish Out Perpetrators
The Nigerian Union of Journalists (Lagos Council), has condemned the attack on journalists by hoodlums in Lagos on Sunday during Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s visit to the palace of Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
NewsBeatng reports that the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate had returned to Lagos 12 days after he won the ruling party’s presidential primary election, held in Abuja.
The hoodlums pelted the vehicles in the convoy with stones, and several persons were injured including a reeporter with Western Post, Adeola Ogunrinde, who was injured in her right eye.
In a statement on Monday signed by its Chairman, Adeleye Ajayi, the NUJ in Lagos , said the attack was the height of lawlessness.
“We, therefore, call on the security operatives in the state to fish out the perpetrators of the attack and bring them to book in order to serve as deterrent to others.
“Journalists in Lagos State will continue to discharge their constitutional duties as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, unhindered in whatever way.
“We, therefore, urge our distinguished colleagues to be calm, law-abiding and go about the discharge of their duties professionally, without any fear, as the NUJ will continue to engage all relevant stakeholders to prevent a recurrence,” the statement said.