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NUJ condemns assault on The Nation reporter

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The Ondo state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned the brutalisation of The Nation’s Osagie Otabor by some overzealous policemen connected to Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, who supervised the APC major election.

In a press release by its chairman, Adetona Aderoboye and Secretary, Leke Adegbite, the NUJ described the uncivilised motion of the safety males as barbaric, including that it fell wanting democratic tenets.

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The Safety operatives harassed and brutalised the journalist who was on the Dome, venue of the APC major.

The union stated: “Ondo NUJ views the assault on Otabor who was on the venue to interview the kogi governor when the brutish armed police males descended on him regardless of exhibiting them his id card, as unacceptable and a direct assault on the media who have been within the forefront of returning the nation to civilian rule.

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Though each the Kogi state and Ondo state Commissioners for Info in addition to prime safety personnel on the venue had apologised to Otabor, Ondo NUJ charged Bello and his safety aides to respect human rights and dignity.

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