Journalists condemn alleged attack on colleague by DSS in Ibadan

Journalists in Oyo State yesterday demanded justice for their colleague, Mr. Tony Daniel, a freelance journalist and former employee of 32 FM, who was allegedly brutally assaulted by DSS officers in Ibadan.

The incident, which occurred at NNPC filling station near the State NUJ Press Centre in Iyaganku GRA yesterday, has sparked condemnation from the media community with calls for perpetrators to be identified and brought to justice.

Daniel’s harrowing ordeal unfolded around 9:30 am when he was reportedly beaten by DSS officers, leaving him severely injured before he was rushed to the hospital for urgent medical attention.

His colleagues, who were angry by the brazen attack on their fellow journalist, have united in a resounding chorus demanding swift and decisive action from the DSS headquarters to apprehend those responsible for the heinous act.

Daniel recounted the events that transpired at the NNPC station, where a routine fuel purchase turned into a nightmare of brutality and intimidation at the hands of the DSS officers.

Describing the traumatic experience of being assaulted and threatened with his life, he detailed the violent encounter that left him battered and his car damaged.

He also narrated the excessive force and aggression exhibited by the alleged perpetrators.

The disturbing account of Daniel’s ordeal has led to his colleagues expressing solidarity and demanding accountability for the heinous assault on one of their own.

The shocking brutality unleashed on Daniel has not only left him physically scarred but raised troubling questions about the conduct of security operatives entrusted with safeguarding the public.

The heinous act came just 24 hours after FirstNews editor, Mr Segun Olatunji, was released from the captivity of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), another security agency in the country.

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