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Market Fire: Borno NUJ Commiserate With Victims, Condemned Attack On Journalist

The Borno Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has emphathise with the government and people of Borno over the unfortunate fire disaster that gutted the famous Maiduguri Monday Market.

The council Chairman, Dauda Iliya, in a statement signed by the Secretary, Chiroma Ali Ibrahim also sympathises with victims of the sad incident who lost properties worth billions of Naira.

“The Chairman, Borno State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Dauda Iliya on behalf of the entire working journalists in the state, commiserate with Government and people of the state over the unfortunate fire disaster at Monday Market.

“The Council also deeply sympathise with victims of the inferno that led to lost of property worth billions of naira belonging to hundreds of traders and destruction of the entire market premises, urging all those affected to take it as an act of Almighty Allah and jointly continue to offered prayers against the reoccurrence of such calamity in future.

“While commending the state Governor for the emergency relief of 1 billion naira, NUJ is calling on the federal government and its agencies like the North East Development Commission, National and International relief agencies and philanthropic organisations to immediately come to the aid of the victims.

“Comrade Dauda Iliya equally condemned in strong terms the attack on one of its member and secretary Nigeria Association of Women Journalists and her  cameraman by hoodlums while carrying out their constitutionally assigned duty.

“Journalists at all times should not be target of attack as the society need to be adequately informed on happenings around them, particularly during emergencies, crisis and pandemics.

“The union also commended the swift response by the military in rushing her to a medical  facility for emergency medical care,” the statement added.

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