THISDAY, SUN Bombings: Assault on press freedom – Mark

David Mark

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has described the multiple blasts at THISDAY and Daily Sun offices in Abuja and Kaduna as an assault on the freedom of the press.

Senator Mark, who received the news of the multiple bomb attacks with shock,charged the perpetrators of these evil acts to fear God.
He said the Federal Government doors are opened at resolving any grievances assuring that the present administration is not resting on its oars at ensuring safety of lives and property of every Nigerian.

The Senate President called on media practitioners across the country not to be deterred by the blast saying, “We are touched by the news of the bomb attack on your outfits by faceless individuals.

“It is unjust, savage, dastard and evil. As a people, we must all join hands to contain these ugly acts in our midst. We must rise to the challenge of these devious attacks. This is basically an assault on the freedom of the press which every journalist in our nation laboured to achieve.”

Senator Mark however urged media practitioners to see the assault as a challenge on their part and not to relent in the discharge of their duties as the watchdog of the society.

He consoled the management of the newspapers hit by the assailants in Abuja and Kaduna while praying that God will grant the soul of victims that died in the attack eternal rest as well as quick recovery for those that sustained various degree of injury.


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