COVID-19: Task force attacks journalists in Delta

Officials of the Delta Task Force on Environment on Wednesday unleashed some beatings on the Chairman of the State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Michael Ikeogwu.

Also attacked was the correspondent of the Daily Post, Mathew Omonigho.

The duo was in Otiotio Street, Uvwie Local Government Area of the state to monitor the stay-at-home order by the government, as a measure taken to curtail the spread COVID-19 pandemic in Delta.

Narrating his ordeal Mr Ikeogwu said he had approached the environmental officials on why they should force residents to do sanitation, despite the government order.

According to him, he and his fellow journalist were held hostage for over 45 minutes by the overzealous officials led by one Kingsley Iweka.


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Created: 02/04/2020

Author: Benedicta Akpede
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