As part of efforts to ensure that any assault on journalists covering diverse activities to commemorate the #Endsars protest are well documented, the International Press Centre (IPC) has set up a situation room to closely monitor the safety and the rights of journalists and other media professionals in their coverage of the “One Year After the #Endsars Protest”.
This was stated via a terse statement by IPC. According to the statement, IPC can be reached concerning any protest-related incidents involving journalists on any of the following mediums:
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Earlier on, the organisation had expressed great concerned about the sudden disappearance of Vanguard Newspaper’s House of Representatives Reporter, Mr. Tordue Salem since last Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The organisatuon has tasked security operatives to carry out thorough investigations to unravel the circumstances on the sudden disappearance of Salem, who was reportedly last sighted within the premises of a Total Filling Station, opposite the FCT, Abuja Police headquarters on Wednesday evening.
IPC’s Executive Director, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, in a statement said that Salem’s disappearance is disconcerting and the search for him should be accorded high priority by the Police and other security agencies.
“In a country where the rights of journalists and media professionals are continuously violated, concerted efforts by relevant stakeholders are necessary to ensure that Mr. Salem returns to his family and beat safely, and that the safety of other journalists and media professionals is guaranteed,” he said.
IPC therefore appeals to the government and the security agencies to do all within their powers to locate Journalist Salem.