The Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Ondo State Council has condemned those behind Saturday’s attack and manhandling of some of its members covering the APC factional State Congress in Akure.
In a Press Statement signed by the State Secretary of the Union, Leke Adegbite, NUJ expressed displeasure over the failure of security operatives to arrest any of the political thugs that perpetrated the sad attack on the journalists who were doing their lawful duty.
The Statement therefore calls on Security agencies to do everything humanly possible to bring to justice the political thugs who molested some of the journalists including Damisi Ojo of The Nation, Bamigbola Gbolagunte of Daily Sun and James Sowole of This Day newspaper while other journalists at the scene escaped by the whiskers.
NUJ says it is ready to work with relevant agencies to ensure the arrest and prosecution of those behind the attack on the journalists.
The Statement advises security agencies to up their games in checkmating political violence in Ondo State as the Country prepares for the 2019 general election.
It will be recalled that some political thugs armed with dangerous weapons invaded the BTO hall, venue of a parallel APC state congress in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Saturday where some journalists were beaten up by the hoodlums.