Delta NUJ Condemns Attack On Journalist


By Monday Osayande


The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Warri Correspondents chapel, on Monday condemned in strong terms the unwarranted attack on the Sun Newspaper correspondent in Warri, Elder Emmanuel Ogoigbe, by men of the JTF at a checkpoint in Warri
Ogoigbe was alleged to have passed information to the authorities of the Nigerian Army weekend over the killing of a woman in Warri, to avoid a possible breakdown of law and order at a nearby location.

In a statement made available to ThisDay in Warri and endorsed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Chapel, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu and Comrade Akpokona Omafuaire respectively, the NUJ gave the army seven days ultimatum to apologize to the union and Ogoigbe for the unprovoked attack.

“We want to state our displeasure on the unwarranted attack on our colleague who was only carrying out his constitutional duties of collaborating with security agencies in the country to forestall the breakdown of law and order,” adding: “We vehemently frown (upon) the situation whereby military personnel who are meant to protect lives and property turnaround and begin to brutalize, molest and sometime kill the people they are meant to protect.”