The Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Delta State Council, has placed a ban on the coverage of all police activities in the state over the unwarranted attack and brutalization of Vanguard Correspondent, Akpokona Omafuaire.
The NUJ described the act of the police as insensitive police could be insensitive to the plight of our member adding that the assaulted Journalist is lying ill at the hospital due to the injury afflicted on him.
The NUJ Council faulted the indifferent disposition of police in Delta State as many journalists have one story or the other to tell about their experiences in the hands of those who are supposed to protect them since the #ENDSARS Protest began.
The NUJ said Akpokona’s case is one of the numerous issues the Council has recorded in the past few months and can no longer fold its hands and watch its members being molested, beaten, harassed, brutalised, intimidated and detained.
The NUJ noted that the Police Public Relations Officer whose office it is to coordinate police relationship with the media has shown disdain and no concern to the frequent harassment, intimidation and brutalization of journalists in the State.
A statement signed Comrade Michael Ikeogwu NUJ Chairman and Comrade Patrick Ochei, NUJ Secretary, reiterate that the ban on coverage of police activities takes immediate effect and any member of the Union who flouts this order will face disciplinary action from the Council.