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NUJ Urges IGP Egbetokun To Unmask Officers In Assault Of Members 



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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has strongly urged Inspector-General of Police Kayode Egbetokun to identify and take action against the police officers responsible for assaulting two of its members.


Reports indicate that NUJ Secretary in Ogun State, Bunmi Adigun, and his cameraman were subjected to assault by policemen linked to Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State on Friday.


The incident occurred in Joga-Orile, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.


In a statement issued by the Vice President of the zone, Comrade Ronke Samo, and Secretary, Comrade Abdulrasaq Alege, the union condemned the actions of the security agents as barbaric and uncivilized, particularly in a democratic environment.


The union, representing Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, and Ekiti states, denounced the attack as a direct affront to press freedom, principles and demanded a thorough investigation into the matter.


NUJ Zone B demands that the assault on its members be thoroughly investigated, with the overzealous security agents held accountable for their actions. The union emphasized the importance of addressing such incidents to prevent future assaults on journalists.


The statement reads:“The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Zone B condemned in its entirety the attack on Two of our members in Ogun state, Comrade Bunmi Adigun and one other by some of the overzealous and undemocratic security agents attached to Gov Ademola Adeleke at Joga-Orile in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State on Friday.


“The attack on our members stands as a direct attack on the entire NUJ members across Zone B and Nigeria in general and the union will not allow it to be swept under the carpet.


“The NUJ zone B hereby demand for the investigation of the assault on our members at Joga-Orile in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State and that the concerned overzealous security agents should be identified and be sanctioned by the concerned authorities


“In line with the above, the NUJ zone B is hereby calling on the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) to fish out the erring Policemen and bring them to book so as to forestall such act of overzealousness on Journalists in the future,” it said.