ABUJA – The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has censured the assault on writers and activists during the preliminary of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, head of the banished Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
The Union in an assertion endorsed by the Chairman FCT Council, Emmanuel Ogbeche and Secretary, Ochiaka Ugwu depicted the assault as inexcusable which presented grave risk to the wellbeing of writers and a majority rule government when security agents neglect to act despite savagery and hostility against individuals from the Fourth Estate of the domain.
The Union said a few columnists were harmed in the scuffle, a few cameras annihilated while a camera and stand having a place with Reuters News Agency was taken by the lowlifes.
“We at the NUJ FCT Council think that it is shocking, inexcusable and an incredible insult that suspected punks will assault writers and activists who were on their real undertakings at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
“It is significantly seriously disheartening that during the inappropriate assault on writers and activists by these hazardous, furnished welding components, officials and men of different security organizations observed inactively and didn’t stop the brutality and capture the culprits,” The assertion noted.
The Union further expressed that the kept endorsing of brutality against columnists in the nation represents a grave risk to a majority rules system as it tightens the metro space and is an endeavor to quiet valid voices and media on issues of common freedoms, great administration and law and order.
The pair charged security offices to demonstrate that the despicable direct was not state supported by guaranteeing that “the cameras of Reuters News Agency that was taken by the punks was recovered, while all components that are connected to the bash of savagery are found, captured and indicted.”
The assertion likewise noticed that assuming there was liberated admittance by columnists to the court, the appalling episode would have been kept away from, approaching the central government to make access for writers and perceived
activists to get access to the preliminary.