Calls for Justice Intensify as Oyo State Journalists Demand Action Against DSS Assault

Journalists in Oyo State have come together to denounce what they describe as an attack on one of their own by personnel allegedly affiliated with the Department of State Services (DSS) in Ibadan.

The victim, identified as Mr. Tony Daniel, a freelance journalist and former employee of 32 FM, was reportedly subjected to severe assault near the State NUJ Press Centre in Iyaganku GRA.

The incident, which took place at the NNPC filling station, shocked the journalistic community, prompting widespread condemnation and calls for swift justice against the perpetrators.

According to reports, Daniel was assaulted around 9:30 am and subsequently hospitalized due to the severity of his injuries. His colleagues, outraged by the incident, are urging the DSS headquarters to take immediate action to apprehend those responsible.

Daniel recounted the ordeal, describing how what should have been a routine fuel purchase turned into a violent confrontation with DSS officers, resulting in physical harm and damage to his vehicle.

The solidarity shown by his fellow journalists highlights the gravity of the situation, raising concerns not only about Daniel’s well-being but also about the conduct of security personnel tasked with ensuring public safety.

This incident follows closely on the heels of the recent release of Mr. Segun Olatunji, an editor at FirstNews, who was held in captivity by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).

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