Chairman, Photojournalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN) Lagos Chapter, Otunba Kola Olasupo attention has being drawn to the attack melted on three of its members in the ongoing #EndSARS protest in Lagos.
Two of the association members from
‘The Nation Newspaper’, the Deputy Photo Editor, Comrade Isaac Jimoh Ayodele and Senior Photojournalist, Abiodun Williams were Victims of the attack.
Kola Olasupo said “Our attention has being drawn to the attacks melted out on three of our members in the on going #EndSARS protest in Lagos.
In a statement signed by the Chairman, Photojournalists Association of Nigeria (PJAN)Lagos Chapter, Mr Kola Olasupo States that two of our members from ‘The Nation Newspapers’, Deputy Photo Editor, Comrade Isaac Jimoh Ayodele and a Senior Photojournalist, Abiodun Williams were victims of the attack.”
“Ayodele Isaac who also served as NUJ Lagos Internal Auditor almost lost his life when he was attacked by hoodlums at Mofoluku area of Lagos in the cause of carrying out his official duties. He was attacked when he went to get the shots of the burnt Makinde Police Station located in the Mafoluku area, he narrowly escape after much beating while Abiodun Williams was attacked at Yaba area of Lagos and his camera completely damaged.”
Chairman, Olasupo narrates another member who was Mike Otogo a Photojournalist with ‘The Economy Magazine’ who was attacked at Ojudu area of Lagos when he went to cover Ojodu Police Station set ablaze by hoodlums. He was lucky to escape, but his camera was snatched from him and smashed on the ground by hoodlums. He presently has no camera to work with.”
Olasupo said this attacked is one too many, he unbehalf of the association plead with the protesters to see PJAN as partners who believe in their cause and allow our members to carry out their lawful duties.”
The Chairman urged members, to stay safe and be security conscious of their movement as they carried out their normal duties. The Association Executives Sympathizes with the unfortunate victims and pray that no harm befalls any member of the Association again.