The Oyo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has decried the invasion of Radio Nigeria’s Amuludun FM, in Moniya, Ibadan by suspected hoodlums on Saturday.
Recall that some hoodlums had attacked the station and destroyed vehicles belonging to the staffers of the corporation and vandalised some properties in the process.
Oyo NUJ, in a statement signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Comrades Ademola Babalola and Sola Oladapo respectively, called on the Oyo State Police Commmand to immediately swing into action and ensure that it effects the arrest of the perpetrators of the unwarranted attack and bring them to justice to serve as deterrent to others.
Regretting that such heinous crime could send jitters than the spines of hapless journalists and expose them to danger of monumental proportion, the NUJ therefore called on security agencies to unravel the circumstances that led to such unbridled and mindless attacks on a media facility and it’s staffers, with a view of bringing the perpetrators to justice.
The council stressed that an injury to one is an injury to all, and condemned the attack and described it as wicked, lawless and uncivilised, adding, “The immediate arrest of the culprits would go a long way in restoring sanity to the area and ultimately allow staffers in the corporation to carry out their duties in a sane and safer environment forthwith.”
Sympathising with the management of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, and colleagues who were affected by the attack, the NUJ admonished them to be steadfast.
It also called on the Oyo State government to support the station and those who either lost their valuables or had their vehicles vandalised, while the senseless attack lasted.