APC Congress: El-Rufai Condemns Violence In Kaduna
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned the violence that occurred during a Press briefing by some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna.
The governor reacted to the attack in a statement by his spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, directing necessary agencies to beef up security in the state.
“Having been briefed on the situation, the governor expressed sympathy with the NUJ and the persons that were harassed by the hoodlums.
“The governor directed that the security agencies should investigate and take necessary action against the hoodlums. The governor also directed security agencies to beef up security at the NUJ secretariat to protect journalists doing their duty.
“The media must not be hindered from carrying out their constitutional and professional obligations. The government of Kaduna State upholds the principles of free speech and respects the freedom of expression,” the statement read.
The hoodlums which some eyewitnesses say numbered over 100, attacked two Senators, Sani Shehu and Suleiman Hunkuyi, as well as a journalist, thereby disrupting the briefing.
The briefing was aimed at addressing the alleged misconduct during an exercise to elect delegates at the Party’s Local Government Congresses.
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