FIGHT AGAINST THE PRESS CONTINUES, AS POLICE BRUTALIZES JOURNALISTS IN KADUNA

Chris Agabi

Armed security personal today brutalized journalists on lawful assignments in Kaduna state.

The two journalists brutalized where the transportation correspondents of AIT/Raypower FM, Enemaku Ojochigbe and Mrs. Taye Edeni of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Also manhadled was a ministry of transportation press unit official, Mrs. Ijeoma Chijioke Adindu who was leading the journalist.

The journalist who came from Abuja where denied access to the venue of the Commissioning of the Dry Port at Kakuri by the combined team of the army, the mobile police, the DSS and Civil defense even when they had their accreditation cards on them.

The same journalists had successfully covered the President Mohammadu Buhari’s commissioning of the Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC) new locomotives and train coaches.

The journalists who had even arrived the venue of the ahead President Mohammadu Buhari explained they where invited by the Federal Ministry of Transportation to cover the event.

The dark tall mobile police officer with nose mark pictured here personally brutalized the journalist and cocked his gun to shoot at anyone who complained. He also threatened to tear gas the reporters.

The NAN reporter who was punched in the face by the said mobile police man was rushed to the Red Cross mobile treatment bay and was given first aid. She was given an injection and the eye was treated.

The reporters sensing more danger retreated as they where denied access to the venue by the overzealous security agencies.

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