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Why DSS Operatives Brutalised Journalists Again In Osun, Destroyed Equipment


Again, operatives of the Department of State Security have brutalised journalists while carrying out their legitimate assignments in Osogbo, Osun state capital.


The heavily armed officials, attached to the Osun State Deputy Governor, Mrs Grace Titi Laoye Tomori on Monday attacked journalists who were on their way from an official  assignment.



The DSS officials had blocked the convoy of the Governor's media team while returning from the commissioning of a bridge at Oke-Ila in Ifedayo Local Government.


One of the DSS personnel, identified as Williams, threatened to shoot the media practitioners because he felt they were irrelevant in the convoy.


Williams alongside other security operatives who were in a Land Crusser Jeep with number plate AR 482 KUJ, a security vehicle of the Deputy Governor  ‎‎reportedly descended on the journalists and beat them up.


The operatives also damaged their equipment.


It was reported that the security operati‎ves crushed the journalists and later barricaded the route, a development that created commotion.



A senior reporter, office of the Governor, Mr Alabi Adekunle was beaten up alongside the cameraman of ‎Channels Television in Osun.


A camera worth N2.5‎million belonging to Channel Television staff was damaged.


It could be recalled that two journalists in the state had last year suffered the same terrible fate in the hands of DSS operatives in Osogbo.


On September 21, 2017, the correspondent with The Point Newspaper, Timothy Agbor and a reporter with Osun Defender,  Toba Adedeji were brutalised by DSS operatives while covering the demonstration of NULGE staff in Osogbo.

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