NUJ condemns killing of Vanguard reporter

Tordue Henry Salem

Tordue Henry Salem

By Sunday John

The Nasarawa State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned the brutal killing of Vanguard Newspaper reporter, Tordue Salem.

Salem, the newspaper’s House of Representatives correspondent, who had been declared missing since Oct. 13, was found dead in Abuja on Thursday.

A statement issued by Secretary of the Nasarawa NUJ, Sunday John, on Friday in Lafia, described the death of the journalist as one too many.

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The union, while stating that journalists were vulnerable to attacks in the discharge of their duties, called on security agencies to continue to protect them.

It also urged the National President of the union, Mr Chris Isiguzo, to ensure that law enforcement agencies unraveled the mystery surrounding Salem earlier disappearance and also fished out the killers.

The council also sympathised with all journalists in the country as well as the family of the deceased and prayed to God to forgive his shortcomings and grant him eternal rest.

NAN