Journalists working with TVC, NTA, AIT, and some other print mediums were harassed and intimidated on Monday by youths of Opu-Nembe in the Nembe local council area of Bayelsa state while carrying out their official duties.
The attacks occurred while the journalists were being conducted around the community to see some damage done by the recent invasion by police personnel and armed men suspected to be thugs.
KOKO TV NG gathered that a cameraman with TVC, identified as Bina was brutalised and humiliated by the youths.
Bina was beaten and his hands were tied behind his back before he was rescued by some policemen.
The youths also seized equipment including cameras from the journalists.
A source who spoke with SaharaReporters said if not for the timely intervention of the police, the situation could have degenerated further as the “youths were out for blood”.
“The tension was too much yesterday as the youths were so emboldened and armed already for the worst but thanks to the policemen who rescued us and had to escort us back to Yenagoa around 2 am this morning,” he said.
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