BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – Following the invasion of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre, Bauchi by suspected political thugs loyal to a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, the State council of the NUJ has announced a ban of media coverage of activities of the Youth wing of the party with immediate effect.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Secretary of the NUJ, Bauchi Council, Mr Isa Garba Gadau.
The NUJ condemned the act of thuggery exhibited in a public place like the Press Center that was totally unwarranted.
The Union therefore called on security agencies to as a matter of urgency fished out the thugs for prosecution having inflicted injuries on two of its members as well as damaged some of their working tools.
The NUJ further states; “The Council called on the members to go about their normal duties as necessary steps have been taken to protect their security, integrity and that of the Union”.
Political thugs allegedly loyal to a faction of the APC in Bauchi State on Thursday morning invaded the NUJ Press Center and disrupted a press Conference ostensibly targeted at the dissolution of the Uba Nana-led state Executive Committee of the party.