The Niger State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has condemned in strong terms, the attack on some journalists of Landmark FM Kontagora covering the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Kontagora by military personnel in the state.
The State NUJ, in a statement signed by its Secretary, Comrade Usman Chiji, described the attack as unfortunate and barbaric, considering the importance of the general elections to national development.
According to the union, “we are worried because the attack on the innocent journalists negates the collective resolve by Nigerians to guarantee the sustenance of democracy in the country.
The statement explained that although the journalists presented their identification cards and wore press jackets and tags, the military personnel threatened to deal with them.
It then called on the authorities of the Nigerian Army in Kontagora to investigate the matter and ensure that justice prevails.