Former President of the Senate, Senator AdolphusWabara has described Thursday's bomb attacks on THISDAY and Sun newspapers as a dangerous twist to the state of insecurity in Nigeria.
In a condolence message to Publishers of THISDAY and The Sun newspapers yesterday, Wabara said the loss of lives in the attacks was a watershed on the struggle for press freedom in Nigeria.
He said he was saddened about the violent attacks on the media houses, adding however that the development should not in any way dampen the spirit of nationalism in the Nigerian media.
The former Senate President also commiserated with the management and staff of Tribune newspapers and The Moment whose offices were also affected in Kaduna.
He also called on security agencies to immediately turn their searchlight on the protection of lives of media men, whom he said “are only involved in the search for truth.”
He said: “All over the world, we know the media is a valuable counterpart of governments and non-governmental organizations in disseminating information and propelling growth.
"The Nigerian media has not been an exception in that and we are proud of them. We know that the media acts mostly as conduits for disseminating information, which ordinarily does not originate from them. Therefore, it is sad that anyone would crucify the media for disseminating information.”