Group condemns police attack on journalists


The Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood speaks

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a U.S.-based journalists’ rights and press freedom campaign organisation, has profiled the police assault of Mrs Taiye Edeni of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The journalists’ defence organisation said the incident took place at Kaduna on Jan. 4, 2017, adding that Enemaku Ojochigbe of the African Independent Television (AIT) was also a victim of the assault by a personnel of the police.

“Nigerian police on January 4, 2018, denied at least 10 journalists access to the public commissioning of a dry port in Nigeria’s northwestern Kaduna state.

“They assaulted at least two of the reporters, according to accounts form the two reporters, Enemaku Ojochigbe and Taye Edeni, and the Daily Trust newspaper.

“Nigerian police initially told journalists there was not enough seating at the…

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