PDP CRITICISED INCREASING ATTACKS ON JOURNALIST

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday criticised increasing spate of attacks on journalists on duty, and admonished security agencies to adopt rigid actions to check the trend.

Kaduna State Chairman, Mr Hassan Hyet, while on a solidarity and sympathy visit to the Kaduna chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), said that the consistent attack on media men was an assault even to the entire society.

Reports said that thugs invaded the NUJ secretariat on Sunday, when top members of the APC, including senators, House of Representatives members and party officials were addressing a press conference centred on the delegates election conducted by the party on Saturday, July 29.

The thugs beat up journalists, broke cameras and midgets, and also destroyed part of the NUJ building.

The NUJ official advised politicians against using youths as political thugs and hoodlums, but mobilising such youths into positive ventures that will make them assets to the nation.

NAN/TSIDKENU

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