Suswam’s security aide assaults journalist

A POLICE officer attached to the Government House Gate, Makurdi, simply identified as Gbenga, yesterday assaulted the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Benue State Council, Chris Atsaka. Gbenga publicly flogged Atsaka with horsewhip, even as he ran to the Government House Press Centre for safety.

The incident, which attracted the attention of members of staff of the Special Duties Office and that of the Office of the Special Adviser to Governor Gabriel Suswam on Media and Public Affairs and members of the correspondents’ chapel, threw the people into confusion.

Narrating his ordeal to his colleagues amidst tears in Government House Press Centre, Atsaka explained that he was at the State House on official invitation by the Chief of Staff to Governor Gabriel Suswam, Prof. Saint Gbilekaa.

The Guardian Nigeria