Elections: NUJ Condemns Attack On BCOS Reporters In Lagos, Seeks Thorough Investigation
NUJ BCOS Chapel has condemned attack on its crew members deployed to Lagos state for election coverage.
Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo state, BCOS Chapel has called for thorough investigation over attack on the corporation’s crew deployed to Lagos state for governorship and state of assembly elections.
The Union through a press statement made available to journalist in Ibadan the Capital City of Oyo state on Sunday also condemned the attack.
The BCOS news crew members comprising the Reporter Lekan Shobowale, the cameraman, Fólórunsó Abiala and the driver Ope Adegoke were assaulted and their equipment damaged by hoodlums led by a woman at Onigbongbo area of the state on Saturday.
A copy of the statement signed by the BCOS NUJ Chairperson, Dupe Fehintola and Secretary, Olamiposi Ishola, made available to Naijanewshub.com.ng stated that the union observed that the assault was a misdirected one as the crew was carrying out its responsibility of monitoring and covering the election when the hoodlums pounced on the members.
The BCOS NUJ wonders how its members would be target of attacks adding that it was obvious the thugs had something to hide during the election which was supposed to be a transparent and open exercise.
While calling for a thorough investigation into the incident by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Lagos State government and the Nigeria police with a view to prevent a recurrence, the BCOS NUJ says its members will continue to carry out of its surveillance role to restore values and standards in all areas and sectors.
It however commended some good samaritans and security operatives who quickly came to the rescue of the helpless BCOS news team and helped them to a safe distance.