Thugs Attack: Kaduna Restoration Group Hails Journalists Bravery
…wants perpetrators punished
Secretary of the Kaduna Restoration Group, Professor Yusuf Dankofa has hailed the bravery of journalists in Kaduna when a press briefing was being held by the group in collaboration with APC Akida at the state’s Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Secretariat nine days ago.
He expressed this when his group visited the NUJ Secretariat to commiserate with its members over btge attack.
He said it was very unfortunate that the Police failed in doing their duty of protecting them, even in the face of such unprovoked attack, leaving the journalists with no option but to brave up and push the attackers back.
Professor Dankofa said that it was even more surprising is some who are seen to be supporting the attack.
“We are here to condemn the attack by enemies of progress and undemocratic elements. It is strange that some people will come out and support such a barbaric act.
” As harbingers of good governance, we stand to correct that. The sanctity of the media which is the fourth estate of the realm must not be eroded,” he said.
Dankofa ,who is a Professor of Law vowed that the Restoration Group will collaborate with relevant security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators do not go unpunished.
“We will not allow it. This country and Kaduna State are built on freedom as such, we the professionals and progressives that make up Kaduna Restoration group will always ensure the right things are done at all times,” he added.
While responding, Chairman NUJ Kaduna Council, Comrade Adamu Yusuf told the visitors that journalists have always been neutral and not partisan and will remain so .