23 November 2012

Nigeria: Journalists Blacklist LG Over Attack

Abeokuta — The Ogun State Correspondents' Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has blacklisted activities of Sagamu Local Government Area following attack on two members of the chapel on Wednesday.

Our correspondent reports that the two members, Segun Olatunji of the Punch newspapers and Olayinka Olukoya of the Nigerian Tribune, were beaten up by hoodlums in the area.

In a statement, secretary of the NUJ in the state, Abiodun Taiwo, said the union received news of the attack with shock and has subsequently directed that coverage of activities of the local government should be suspended indefinitely.

The union demanded an apology in national newspapers, just as it called on authorities of the local government to take care of the medical bills of the injured journalists.

"If this is not done in seven days, more measures aimed at bringing sanity and restoring the glory of journalism would be taken", he said.

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