*Cautions on sensational reportage
ByÂ Suzan Edeh
Bauchi â€” Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone 12, Bauchi, Mr. Mohammed Zarewa, has described journalists in the country as peacemakers and bridge builders whose contribution in socio-economic development of the nation cannot be overemphasised.
Zarewa said this when he paid a courtesy call on Nigerian Union Of Journalists, NUJ, Bauchi State Council.
Promises Police cooperation
The AIG, who was pleased with the way journalists are working in the state, however, cautioned gentlemen of the press to always be wary of any story that will aggravate tension and insecurity, especially during civil disturbances, adding that his command will support and cooperate with journalists in the state.
On the issue of rescuing accident victims, the AIG said, â€œthe policy of bringing accident victims to the hospital in company of the Police has been reversed.â€ He called on the public to always â€œassist victims of accident and not to be skeptical about rendering assistance where it is necessary.â€
NUJ boss speaks
Chairman of NUJ, Bauchi Council, Isa Suleman, thanked the AIG for the visit, saying it is the first time the council is being honoured by a visit from the Police Command.
He described the visit as a landmark because of the cordial relationship between the Police and journalists in the state.
Suleman called on the Command to always make information available to journalists on time to help them carry out their duties effectively.
AIG Zarewa was in the company of top senior Police officers of the Command during the visit.