Operatives of the Directorate of State Service (DSS) on Monday were said to have allegedly attacked two journalists at the Osun State House of Assembly Complex, Osogbo, Osun State capital, while discharging their duties as parliamentary reporters.
It was gathered that the incident happened while the Journalists were covering a solidarity procession of some peaceful protesters who came in support of Local Government Autonomy.
Tumothy Agbor of The Point Newspaper who was part of the victims explained that he was first accosted by female officer who he couldn’t identified because she beared no arm and she was not on uniform.
Timothy added that he was queried by the lady about his mission at the assembly complex which he answered that he is a journalist but he was taken to an hidden place alongside one Toba Ajisafe who was said to be an online reporter.
Agbor and Toba explained that they were both manhandled at the unknown place while their phones and other gadgets were also spoilt beyond repair.
In his reaction, Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) in Osun State, Comrade Abiodun Olalere has condemned the act in strong terms, described it as unacceptable and barbaric.
Olalere added that the union will resist any attempt to restrict journalists from doing their duty in the State.