Lockdown: Adamawa police stormed NUJ, molests Council Chair and chased away Journalists

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Police of the Special Anti robbery squad,SARS,has on Thursday evening following a lockdown stormed the Adamawa State Press center in three Hilux vehicles led by the DPO Jimeta Division molested and arrested some staff of the center.

Journalists filing in reports to their respective organizations were chased out of the press center and the police arbitrary arrested many people.

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The Police also arrested a Lawyer, Bank Manager, Controller of Federal Inland Revenue and a Medical Doctor playing long tennis at the premises of the Press Center.

Our correspondent in Yola, who witnessed the act at the Press Center and took to his heels and escaped been arrested,after which the State Council Chairman of the NUJ, Comrade Donald Dedan whom was at the center called on him reports that, the arrested people were taken to the State Police Headquarters in Yola.

Comrade Dedan, told Radio Nigeria that, he was at the press center to ensure that no clubbing is taking place as the lockdown law stated when the Police came into the premises.

“I saw someone calling on the police through phone at the gate of NUJ Press Center, then within short period of time, I saw three Hilux of Police came into the premises and started molesting anybody”.

The Council Chairman said, a Police Sergeant attempted to slap him but cautioned the Police on his attempted action.

According to him, some used sticks while others used there guns to beat those arrested before there were pushed to the vehicle.

He said, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Audu Madaki, directed for immediate release of the people arrested.

Comrade Dedan said, action of the NUJ would be determine following conclusion of an emergency meeting by the State Executives Council Friday.

This was the second time within this week that Police storms NUJ Press Center, Adamawa State molesting people.