*NANCE frowns at police attack on campus journalists*
The National Association of Nigerian Campus Editors NANCE, has frowned at the Wednesday attack of campus journalists at the University of Lagos and the recent police attack on some Nigerian editors.
NANCE, which is set to organize the 3rd edition of her annual Campus Editors Summit CES, through the president Lukmon Fasasi, condemned the attack melted on student journalists – Dotun Olawoye and Femi Adeyeye, both correspondents at Sahara Reporters NG.
In the special release signed by the NANCE executive and released to newsmen on Thursday, the campus editors said :
“It is saddened that at 21st century and in a country where freedom of speech is clearly stated in her constitution, journalists could be treated in a manner that was shown at the University of Lagos”.
You’ll recall that the founder of Sahara Reporters Mr. Omoyele Sowore was on January 11th, 2017 falsely arrested by police in Lagos and later released without levelling any charges against him. Also Mr. Dapo Olorunyomi, the Managing Editor of Premium Times alongside a correspondent Mrs. Evelyn Okakwu, were arrested at their Abuja office.
Lukmon Fasasi, said this acts frustrate fair journalistic works and should not be taken with levity.
He further petitioned the Nigerian Guild Of Editors NGE, the Nigerian Union of Journalists NUJ, the Ministry of Information to look into the issue and revert appropriately to it.