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IPC demands investigation into attacks on journalists in Calabar

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The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos has called on security operatives in Calabar to immediately investigate and apprehend alleged perpetrators of recent attacks on journalists working with Akwa Ibom State Broadcasting Corporation (AKBC).

Details have it that the news editor with (KBC), Harrison Essien was attacked by gunmen at the AKBC Transmitting Station, Ntak Inyang, few meters from Calabar-Itu highway in Uyo, Sunday, October 20.

Recall that a few weeks ago, armed robbers in the same location attacked about five employees of the same Broadcasting Corporation, and the victims are currently treating injuries sustained during the attack.

The Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade demanded that the State Commissioner of Police should immediately probe the recent attacks and take the necessary actions while the alleged perpetrators should be made to face the consequences of their actions.

“Security agencies and vigilante groups should come to the aid of the staff of the organization by beefing up security in the area,” Arogundade added.


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