Armed Thugs Attack, Injure Journalists Covering Political Campaign

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Mr. Chris Isiguzo
NUJ President

On May 23, 2022,  thugs armed with cutlasses, axes, clubs and other dangerous weapons attacked and injured journalists who were covering the political campaign of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola in Gbongan, Ayedaade Local Government area of Osun State. The hoodlums destroyed the windscreen of the journalists’ bus

The thugs who laid siege for vehicles attacked members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists Correspondents’ Chapel and destroyed their bus.

They attacked several campaign vehicles including that of journalists with their weapons thereby injuring four newsmen. The windscreen was destroyed by a big stick however sprayed into peoples’ eyes and injured some Journalists.