The International Press Centre, Lagos-Nigeria, condemns the assault of Mr. Amadin Uyi, a reporter with the Silverbird Television, Abuja.
The reporter was brutalized by police officers during the peaceful anti-Buhari protest at Unity Fountain in Abuja on Tuesday 8th of August, 2017.
IPC said it was reported that the victim alongside his camera man was brutally attacked.
Their camera was then snatched and its content was tampered with.
In the statement issued on Friday, the Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, described the act as unfortunate and unacceptable as the journalist in question was brutalised in the line of duty.
“This kind of act is unacceptable from the police force. The duty of the police is to protect citizens and not to batter them in broad day light, considering the fact that it was a peaceful protest,” Arogundade said.
IPC therefore called the attention of the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris to immediately probe this assault, and take the necessary actions.
The police officers involved, the organization said, should be made to issue a public apology.