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NUJ in Ilorin stages protest, sends urgent letter to Buhari over alleged violence on journalists (photos)

NUJ in Ilorin stages protest, sends urgent letter to Buhari over alleged violence on journalists (photos)

- The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has cried out over alleged violence on media personnel in Kwara state

- In a staged protest against the development, the state council of the union mobilised its members to match to Government House to meet Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed

- The NUJ sent an urgent letter to President Muhammadu Buhari in an effort to get him to come to their rescue

Following allegations of maltreatment against newsmen by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other security agencies in Kwara, a large crowd of members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has staged a match to Government House in Ilorin, the state capital on Thursday, August 30.

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The NUJ has informed its members to converge at its press centre and match to Government House where they will submit their protest letter to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed for immediate delivery to President Muhammadu Buhari.

NUJ in Ilorin stages protest, sends urgent letter to Buhari over alleged violence on journalists

NUJ members in Ilorin staging a protest against violence on journalists (Photo credit: NUJ)

NUJ in Ilorin stages protest, sends urgent letter to Buhari over alleged violence on journalists

NUJ members with banners protesting violence against journalists (Photo credit: NUJ)

In a statement made exclusively available to Legit.ng, NUJ said: "There's going to be NUJ nationwide protest today against maltreatment of journalists in Nigeria.

"In Kwara State, members of our great union are expected to converge on NUJ Press centre by 10am for a match to Government House where we will submit our protest letter to Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed for prompt delivery to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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"Join the movement and Say No to Maltreatment of journalists by the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Bayelsa-based journalist, Jones Abiri, who was arrested and detained for more than two years by the DSS, had explained the circumstances that resulted in his arrest and how he was linked to a militant group in the Niger-Delta.

Legit.ng gathered that Abiri said he was arrested by the security operatives because they found a phone they had been tracking in his office in Yenagoa.

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Source: Legit.ng

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