The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Lagos State Council, has condemned in totality the reported attack on journalists by some hoodlums and criminal elements in the state on Sunday.
It was reported that journalists covering the Lagos State Governor’s Office were attacked on their way from the Palace of Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu, who received Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress presidential flag bearer at his palace in Lagos Island on Sunday.
At least, two people were injured while the vehicle conveying the journalist was vandalised.
Reacting to the incident in a statement on Monday signed by its Chairman, Adeleye Ajayi, the Lagos chapter of NUJ frowned at the attack, describing it as “dastard, barbaric, wicked and the height of lawlessness”.
The statement read, “We, therefore, call on the security operatives in the state to fish out the perpetrators of the attack and bring them to book in order to serve as deterrent to others.
“Journalists in Lagos State will continue to discharge their constitutional duties as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, unhindered in whatever way.
“We, therefore, urge our distinguished colleagues to be calm, law-abiding and go about the discharge of their duties professionally, without any fear, as the NUJ will continue to engage all relevant stakeholders to prevent a recurrence.”