The Bauchi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) said it constituted a seven man standing committee for the safety of journalists during and after the elections.
The council Chairman, Dahiru Mohammed, made this known to newsmen in Bauchi.
Mohammed said the committee would ensure that the security of journalists were 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.
Emphasising on the importance of safety, he said: “one has to be alive and healthy to report activities including the electioneering processes.
Training sessions were held by the union on election coverage, while pamphlet titled `The Nigerian Media Code of Election Coverage’ was distributed to members.