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Thugs Attack, Beat Up, Journalists Covering Governorship Primaries In Kwara


Suspected APC Thugs Attack Journalists In Ilorin

Political thugs suspected to be members of All Progressives Congress (APC) have attacked journalists covering the governorship primaries of the party in Kwara state.

The national leadership of the party has cleared eight aspirants for the primary.

Those affected include correspondents of TVC News, Channels, AIT, Core TV and their cameramen based in Kwara.

The incident happened at Oko-Erin ward located at Ilorin Grammar School.

The journalists were beaten while their cameras were nearly damaged by the suspected hoodlums.

In the wake of the attack, the journalists ran and the hoodlums ran after them.

The suspected hoodlums were said to be against the presence of journalists in view of the manner they were allegedly collecting money from the aspirants that were taking part in the primary before they can queue behind any one of them.

However, it took the intervention of some good Samaritans at the venue of the primary before the affected journalists were be taken away.

Contacted, the state police command Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Ajayi Okasanmi decried the attack on journalists by the hoodlums.

He however said that, the command would beef up more security for the primaries in the state so as to avoid any attack on well meaning people of the state.

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