The International Press Centre (IPC) has condemned the attack on the Port Harcourt correspondent of Leadership Newspaper, Anayo Onukwugha.
Onukwugha was reportedly assaulted by a soldier on Thursday, November 1, 2018.
According to Report by Vanguard Newspapers, “Anayo was assaulted at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, Rivers State, by a soldier believed to have been drafted from the Presidency on the day President Mohhamadu Buhari visited to commission the International Wing of the airport.
“Onukugha who was hospitalized as a result of the injuries sustained from the attack, has been discharged but still ill and nursing pains.”
IPC Director, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, said “Journalists are professionals carrying out their duties as guaranteed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. We find this situation unacceptable and condemn a situation where security operatives attack journalists.
“We therefore call on the military authorities to probe this attack and allow the perpetrator to face the consequences of his actions, Arogundade.”