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12 Journalists, Five Media Outlets Attacked During Protests – CPJ

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said 12 journalists and five media outlets were attacked during the EndSARS protests that erupted across the nation and the attendant violence.

It demanded a transparent and swift investigation into recent attacks on journalists and media outlets during the protests.

In the report published on Wednesday, the CPJ said the journalists who covered the protests against police brutality and call for the abolition of the country’s Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad police unit were attacked.

At least five news outlets were attacked, according to news reports and journalists who spoke to CPJ, the reported stated.

“It is a tragic irony that journalists have been repeatedly attacked, including by uniformed members of Nigeria’s security forces, as they report on protests against police brutality,” said Angela Quintal, CPJ’s Africa programme coordinator, from New York.