By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos
The reported attack on journalists by some hoodlums and criminal elements in Lagos State on Sunday has been condemned by Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council.
It was widely reported that journalists covering the Lagos State Governor’s Office were attacked on their way from the Palace of Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu who received Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential flag bearer at his palace in Lagos Island on Sunday.
The Union frowned at such act and described it as dastard, barbaric, wicked and the height of lawlessness.
“We, therefore, call on the security operatives in the state to fish out the perpetrators of the attack and bring them to book in order to serve as deterrent to others.
“Journalists in Lagos State will continue to discharge their constitutional duties as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, unhindered in whatever way.
“We, therefore, urge our distinguished colleagues to be calm, law abiding and go about the discharge of their duties professionally, without any fear, as the NUJ will continue to engage all relevant stakeholders to prevent a recurrence, Chairman, Mr. Adeleye Ajayi and Secretary, Mr. Tunde Olalere, said in a news statement titled, “Lagos NUJ Condemns Hoodlums Attack on Journalists” which was issued on 20th June 2022.