The Kano Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed displeasure over the unfortunate incident that occurred during a news conference on Tuesday at the residence of a lawmaker, representing Tudun Wada Doguwa Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa where the correspondent of Leadership Newspapers, Abdullahi Yakubu was allegedly assaulted by the member.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday jointly signed by the NUJ Council Chairman and Secretary, Comrades Abbas Ibrahim, and Abba Murtala respectively.
According to the statement, the NUJ is aware that the matter is already before the Judiciary and the Police; it hopes a thorough investigation will be conducted to unveil the truth just as it has already set up a three-man committee for independent scrutiny of the matter.
“We wish to remind politicians that Journalists are partners in progress in ushering a virile democracy come 2023 while our members must also strive to stick to their professional code of ethics at all times.
“The existing cordial relationship between the Kano State government, politicians, and Journalists is unrivaled and a departure will not augur well for all,” the statement added.