The International Press Centre, Lagos-Nigeria condemns the assault of Mr. Amadin Uyi a reporter with the Silverbird Television, Abuja who was brutalized by police officers during the peace anti-Buhari protest at Unity Fountain in Abuja on Tuesday 8th of August, 2017.
According to report from Premium Times, the victim alongside his camera man was brutally attacked. Their camera was then snatched and its content was tampered with.
The Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade in a statement described the unfortunate act as unacceptable, as the journalist in question was brutalized in the line of duty.
“This kind of act is unacceptable from the police force. The duty of the police is to protect citizens and not to batter them in broad day light, considering the fact that it was a peaceful protest,” Arogundade said.
IPC therefore calls the attention of the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris to immediately probe this assault, and take the necessary actions. The police officers involved should be made to issue a public apology.
Program Assistant/Safety Desk Officer IPC