Sequel to the arrest and detention of four Editors of The Nation Newspapers, The Nigerian Union of Journalists, Europe Chapter has condemned the harassment of journalists. The Union has therefore called on the Government to put a stop to the harassment and incarceration of journalists in the course of performing their specific duties.
In a statement issued by the Chairman of the Union, Mr. Wole Arisekola, NUJE queried the essence of the passage of the Freedom of Information Bill if the police could invade The Nation Newspapers’ office in Abuja to arrest four Editors over the publication of a letter from Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to President Goodluck Jonathan.
In the statement, the NUJE Chairman opined that such actions would take Nigeria back to the dark days of military dictatorship.
It was also contained in the statement that “Nigeria deserves better for voting President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, a man who walked with his bare feet in the creeks, a man who understands the nation’s feelings rather than a retired General”.