Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered an investigation into Sunday’s attack on a bus conveying journalists on Lagos Island. The incident occurred between Ebute-Ero and Adeniji, Iga-Iduganran, during APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s visit to the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.
In a statement signed Governor Sanwo-Olu also directed that those involved must be fished out and made to face the law, while his administration the government would pick up the hospital bills of those injured in the incident.
He said: “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”.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Lagos State Council has condemned the attack on journalists attached to the Lagos State Governor’s Office by some hoodlums on Lagos Island.
In a statement, the NUJ Council Chairman, Mr. Adeleye Ajayi frowned at the act, which he described as barbaric, wicked and the height of lawlessness.
Mr. Ajayi called on security operatives in the state to fish out the perpetrators of the attack and bring them to book in order to serve as deterrent to others.
The Lagos NUJ Chairman urged members to remain calm, law abiding and go about their duties without any fear, as the Union would continue to engage relevant stakeholders to prevent a recurrence.
Two of the journalists sustained serious injury, while others escaped with minor cuts and scrapes during the attack on the bus conveying them