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March 19, 20201min15710

Breaking: FG orders security agents to remove AIT, Punch newspapers from covering event

Security agents relying on “orders from above” on Thursday kicked out reporters from African Independent Television, AIT, and Punch newspapers from an event.

Reporters from the two media organizations were cleared to cover the on going unveiling of 2020-2025 Broadband Plan by President Muhammadu Buhari when security agencies approached to remove them.

They said it was orders from above and could have none of it when they were told to allow the reporters continue to do their legitimate duties.

The event is being organised by the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC.

Camera men and photo journalists from the two media houses were seen folding their instruments and being led out of the event just as the reporters were removed.

It was not exactly clear why they were removed and no official response yet as at the time of filing this report.

 

 

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