Published on Sep 12, 2017 Greenbarge Reporters
The Nigerian Army has promised to discipline soldiers who damaged the working tools of Journalists at the press centre of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Umuahia, capital of Abia state.
In a statement today, Tuesday, debunking the social media reports that soldiers invaded the NUJ press centre, the
Assistant Director of Public Relations for the 14 Brigade of Nigerian Army, Major Oyegoke Badamosi, said that though it is true that there was an issue between some soldiers on routine patrol but that the magnitude is not as was reported.
“What happened was that while the soldiers on patrol near the Abia State NUJ press centre, they noticed some people filming them.
“Unfortunately, they seized and damaged their recording devices; an iPad and two mobile phones.
“Preliminary investigation shows that the items belong to journalists on their legitimate duties. Consequently, the Commander 14 Brigade and Deputy Director Army Public Relations 82 Division waded into the matter which has since been resolved amicably.”
The statement asked members of the public to eschew rumour mongering and go about their lawful business.
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