The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Benue State Council has frowned at the high level of domestic violence in the state with particular reference to the recent murder of a husband, three children by a house wife and herself.
The Council in a communiqué issued after its monthly meeting held last Wednesday ay at the NUJ House Makurdi, also condemned in totality, the attack on two Journalists;
Rose Ejembi of The Sun and John Charles of The Punch Newspapers who were on their official duty for a follow up report on the tragic murder of Adetsav family at the Makurdi Local Government Secretariat by some members of the bereaved family.
The Union called on members of the public to always cooperate with Journalists in the course of their duty and urged the police and other security agents to ensure adequate protection of media practitioners to carry out their professional duties without harassment.
The NUJ added that this was in addition to ensuring that they (security) live up to their expectations in protecting lives and property in the sta
The union also condemned incessant cases of rape in the state and advised people especially men to restrain themselves from sexual harassment.lso
The communiqué reads in part; “the union identified with the Benue State Government for taking over the prosecution of the late Ochanya‘s case to ensure justice and serve as deterrent to others.
“The union also urged parents to always educate their children or wards to speak out or report earlier, any act of sexual abuse perpetrated on them.
“The Congress equally inaugurated a 3-man Committee to conduct a bye-election into the office of the Chairman, with Emmanuel Gwaza as Chairman; Harris Ogbole member and Dorathy Agbellega as member/secretary”.