July 25, 2024
Ebonyi NUJ Directs Journalists To Boycott Ezza North LGA
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Ebonyi NUJ Directs Journalists To Boycott Ezza North LGA

The Ebonyi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has issued a directive banning journalists from covering activities in Ezza North Local Government Area following an attack on three journalists by armed youths in Nkomoro community.

The journalists assaulted on Saturday include Inya Uchenna of The Sun Newspapers, Dr Chinelo Okoro and Godwin Oguta, both from the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Unity FM, Abakaliki.

This decision was reached during a meeting in Abakaliki as detailed in a communique signed by the NUJ chairman, Comrade Samson Nwafor and secretary, Nnamdi Akpa. The ban will only be lifted upon the tendering of apologies and compensation to the affected journalists.

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The NUJ also called on the Ebonyi State Government and the police to promptly arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the attacks, specifically naming Oscar Nwafor and his group, which include Samuel Nnoko, Livinus Eze, Obiora Ezaka, Cletus Igwe and Joseph Oganyi.