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NUJ kicks as security operatives arrest Abuja journalist

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Katsina Governor Aminu MasariFriday Olokor, Abuja Printed 2 January 2022The Nigeria Union of Journalists on Sunday demanded the rapid and unconditional originate of a journalist with Summit Post Newspaper, Nelson Omonu, who used to be whisked away by security operatives believed to be working on the orders of Katsina Sigh governor, Aminu Bello Masari.Per the NUJ, Omonu used to be picked up in a commando-style in Abuja, in the early hours of Saturday, January 1, 2022, and introduced to Katsina “in doubtlessly the most inhuman formula without prior invitation.”The arrest had since thrown NUJ and Abuja journalists into a panic.The chairman of NUJ (FCT Council), Emmanuel Ogbeche and Secretary, Ochiaka Ugwu, in a commentary said that if the governor holds it strongly that he had been maligned or defamed, he can trust to method a Court docket of competent jurisdiction to glimpse redress in preference to resorting to abuse of energy and brute force the utilization of the police.The commentary be taught, “It’s evident that plenty of issues are attempting to procure consideration in Katsina Sigh; first amongst them is the high insecurity. We luxuriate in the governor will carry out wisely by directing the instrument of notify towards engrossing the monstrous threat which continues to threaten the peace of the notify than intimidating a journalist who’s accountability-lunge to retain authorities to blame to the members.“Moreover, council just will not be unaware of great security challenges coping with the North West states as a full which Katsina is half of and urges the governor to teach his energy and channel helpful time in confronting these issues including the rising protests in opposition to insecurity, brutality and impunity in the North in preference to engrossing and detaining a journalist unjustly.“We name on the governor to correct now and unconditionally originate Omonu and as a aged Speaker of the Apartment of Representatives, Governor Masari can trust to paddle a legislation-essentially based authorities in preference to resort to harassment and intimidation of a journalist.“Assemble no mistake about it, the NUJ will resist any and all attempts to stifle press freedom and gag journalists in the performance of their constitutional guaranteed characteristic of holding authorities and its officers to blame to the members.“The union will continue to forensically x-ray the activities of authorities officers and in suppose these who factor in they might be able to say their positions to intimidate, harass, arrest and detain journalists for reporting on them.”Copyright PUNCH.All rights reserved. This area cloth, and various digital instruct material on this internet instruct material, would possibly perhaps not be reproduced, printed, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in total or in half without prior suppose written permission from PUNCH. Contact:

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