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The Nasarawa State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abbas Muhammed, on Sunday condemned the attack on the Head of News at Breeze FM Lafia, Edwin Philip, during the governorship and state Assembly elections.
Recall that an attack was carried out by some personnel of the Nasarawa State command of the NSCDC, who were on a routine patrol and monitoring the election processes within the Lafia metropolis.
In a press statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, NSCDC Nasarawa State, Jerry Victor, the commandant described the attack as a shameful act.
He apologised to the Nigerian Union of Journalists, Nasarawa State Council and the general public, assuring that such an incident would not repeat itself.
The statement read, “The Nasarawa State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abbas Bappa Muhammed, received with great shock, the news of the attack on the Head of News, Breeze FM Lafia, Mr Edwin Philip at Polling Unit 016, Chiroma Ward, in the Lafia Local Government Council, during the gubernatorial and state Assembly elections by some personnel of the Nasarawa State command who were on a routine patrol and monitoring of election processes within the Lafia metropolis.
“Commandant Bappa condemned this act in its totality, as it is not a true reflection of the character and attributes of the command’s personnel. He vowed to investigate the incident to fish out the perpetrators of the attack on the journalist.
“He harped on the need for officers and men of the command to exhibit high standards of professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
“The state commandant had directed that the injured journalist be immediately given medical attention with a promise to settle all bills incurred in order to avoid any health complications.”