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IPC condemns police attack on journalist

IPC condemns police attack on journalist
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The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has condemned the assault of Mr. Amadin Uyi, a reporter with the Silverbird Television, by police officers during the peaceful anti-Buhari protest at Unity Fountain in Abuja on  August 8, 2017.

Uyi, alongside his cameraman, was reportedly brutally attacked, while the camera was snatched and its content tampered with.

The Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade in a statement described the attack as an unfortunate act which is unacceptable, as the journalist 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 called the attention of the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris to immediately probe the assault, and take the necessary actions. The police officers involved should be made to issue a public apology.

The police officers involved according to IPC  should be made to publicly apologies.

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