UPDATE: SANWO-OLU ORDERS INVESTIGATION INTO ATTACK ON JOURNALISTS
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered an investigation into the attack on a bus carrying journalists on Lagos Island on Sunday.
Gbenga Omotoso, the Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, stated this in a press statement on Monday.
During the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Bola Tinubu’s visit to the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, on Sunday, journalists were attacked by Ebute-Ero, Adeniji, and Iga-Iduganran.
The two people were injured, and the vehicle that was transporting the journalist was vandalized.
The statement read in part, “Sanwo-Olu has directed also that those involved must be fished out and made to face the law. Besides, the government will pick up the hospital bills of those injured in the incident.
“Lagos State Government condemns the incident. We hold the media in high esteem and the government has always ensured that they have a conducive environment to perform their duties.
“Nobody or group will be allowed to destroy our cordial relationship with the media. Lagos has no room for hooligans.”
The Nigeria Union of Journalists, Lagos State Council, had earlier strongly denounced the reported attack on journalists in the state by hoodlums and criminal elements on Sunday.
Adeleye Ajayi, chairman of the NUJ Lagos chapter, expressed his anger with the incident, calling it “dastard, savage, evil, and the height of lawlessness.”
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