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MURIC sympathises with media houses attacked by hoodlums

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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has sympathised with The Nation Newspaper, TVC, LTV and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) over attacks on the media houses during the EndSARS protest by hoodlums.

The group, in a statement by its Director and Founder, Professor Ishaq Akintola, yesterday, said: “We are deeply disturbed by these attacks on media houses. We as a non-governmental organization rely on the press to reach out to the public. The press in general has contributed immensely to the ability of various organisations to interact and there is no gainsaying the fact that the media is the voice of the voiceless. Any attack on the media is therefore an attack on the downtrodden masses.”

According to him, the hoodlums, who attacked the media houses, acted in ignorance, noting that they have attacked those who have been promoting their interests.

“It is in this respect that we strongly denounce the attacks. How can we blame government and private entrepreneurs for lack of jobs when we senselessly use our hands to destroy workplaces where hundreds of fellow Nigerians earns their living?

Salaries may not be fully paid or may not be paid at all for months as the employers struggle to replace vehicles and equipment burnt or carted away,” the statement read.

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