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Bayelsa: Journalists condemn abduction of their member, Julius Osahon

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Mr. Julius Osahon

By  Amgbare Ekaunkumor, Yenagoa

 

The leadership and members of the Federated Correspondents’ Chapel (FCC) of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Bayelsa State council has condembed   the abduction of Mr Juliuss Osagon , Bayelsa state

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In a press statement  signed on behalf of the union by  the  chairman, Christian Eze  and secretary  Bassey Willie, said that they received the news with shock of the abduction of Mr. Julius  Osahon., a correspondent of the Guardian newspaper by  gunmen suspected to be kidnappers along Evwreni Community near Ugheli axis of Delta State while on transit to Warri.

The chapel wondered why gunmen would attack one who is only discharging his responsibility as a journalist.

The chapel urged the security agents both in Bayelsa and Delta states to collaborate and ensure that Mr Osahon and all those abducted in the ill-fated bus are rescued unhurt, and the Federal and State governments to ensure that there is adequate security on our highways especially the Bayelsa and Delta axis of the East-West road.

Security situation in the  nation is becoming worrisome on daily basis, innocent citizens are being killed, kidnapped and their valuables carted away by criminals, that is why we call on government to discharge its responsibility of protecting citizens’ lives and property optimally.

”Journalists are not wealthy men in the society but just doing their duties to contribute to the growth and development of the nation, that is why we wonder where Mr Osahon will get N5 million demanded by the kidnappers to regain his freedom.

”We pray the Almighty God to protect his young family and give them courage to manage the trauma and free him unhurt to reunite with his family”’ they added.

 

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