The Bauchi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Friday said it constituted a seven man standing committee for the safety of journalists during and after the elections.
According to the council Chairman, Dahiru Mohammed, said the committee would ensure that the security of journalists was safeguarded at all times.
“The state council constituted the committee to interface whenever the safety of journalists in the state is in danger during and after the elections. The committee comprises of the representative of the Nigerian Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Department of State Service, Nigerian Prisons Service and three members of the NUJ,’’ he said.
He urged members to play safe during the forthcoming general elections, noting that “one has to be alive and healthy to report activities including the electioneering processes’’.