Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has condemned the attack on his Press crew on the Lagos Island area of the state on Sunday.
Naija News reports that two journalists were injured during an attack on the bus conveying the press crew covering the Lagos State Governor’s Office to the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
The press crew bus was heavily attacked by the hoodlums between Ebute-Ero and Adeniji, Iga-Iduganran axis on Lagos Island as the bus sped off to escape the attack.
Some of the journalists that were injured are Western Post correspondent, Adeola Ogunrinde, and Omatseye Atsenuwa of Smooth 98.1 FM.
Ogunrinde was wounded in the face, while Atsenuwa had his arm hit directly by one of the heavy stones. Adedoja Salam of TVC went into shock due to the attack.
In a statement on Monday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, Governor Sanwo-Olu ordered an investigation into the attack on the bus conveying the journalists.
The statement read in part, “Sanwo-Olu has directed also that those involved must be fished out and made to face the law. Besides, the government will pick up the hospital bills of those injured in the incident.
“Lagos State Government condemns the incident. We hold the media in high esteem and the government has always ensured that they have a conducive environment to perform their duties.
“Nobody or group will be allowed to destroy our cordial relationship with the media. Lagos has no room for hooligans.”