NUJ to defend ‘unruffled march’ for missing colleague Monday


The Nigeria Union of Journalists will on Monday defend a “unruffled march” aimed in direction of making sure the succesful return of a journalist, Tordue Salem, who is asserted to had been missing since October 13.

PREMIUM TIMES had reported that Mr Salem, a reporter who covers the Dwelling of Representatives for the Vanguard newspaper, used to be ideal considered on October 13 at Garki district of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The FCT department of the NUJ had described Mr Salem’s sudden disappearance as an extension of the deteriorating snort of insecurity in the nation’s capital and all as soon as more questions the effectivity of the nation’s security operatives.

It entreated all security agents to live as much as their expectations by solving the reporter’s mysterious disappearance in due time.

The physique, on Sunday, issued a survey calling on participants to participate in a “unruffled march” which will culminate in the submission of a petition to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) in Abuja on Monday.

It asked its participants to converge on the Ministry of Girls Affairs Constructing in Abuja from the save they’ll proceed to the IGP’s office.

Missing Journalist, Tordue Salem
Lacking Journalist, Tordue Salem

This, in step with the physique, used to be segment of efforts to guarantee that the return of Mr Salem who, as of Sunday, has now been missing for 11 days.

The consciousness, tittled, ‘Invite for a Unruffled march’, used to be signed by the secretary, NUJ FCT, Ochiaka Ugwu.

It read: “Following a congress dedication to embark on a unruffled march to Police Power Headquarters to post petition to IGP for the succesful return of our missing colleague, Comrade Tordue Henry Salem, I am directed to ask participants to affix in the procession that can happen 9 a.m Monday October 25, 2021.

“Participants are to converge on the Ministry of Girl Affair Constructing by 8: am.”

The physique, in conserving with COVID-19 protocols, entreated participants taking share in the march “to take moral precautions whereas becoming a member of the march.”

It added that the chair “will give some files on marching security before the commencement of the snort”.

The Conference of Benue Journalists (CBJ), which Mr Salem also belongs to, had simarly known as on security operatives to discharge their role of defending lives and property as expected of them in a democratic dispensation as now we maintain in Ni

The CBJ President, Anule Emmanuel, illustrious that esteem every other citizen, journalists in Abuja and indeed the nation at colossal require plump security as they scramble about their appropriate responsibilities of informing participants of the public with out disaster of molestation, intimidation, and harassment.

He entreated fellow journalists and members of the family of Mr Salem to be “prayerful, and remain gentle whereas search effort is on to connect his whereabouts.”

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