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Plateau NUJ welcomes kidnapped journalists release

By Taye Obateru  & Adetola Adeniyi

Jos—Plateau State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has expressed delight over the release of the kidnapped members of the union describing it as a welcome relief.

Chairman of the Council, Mr. Katdapba Gobum, told Vanguard, yesterday, that the release of the Chairman of the Lagos Council, Abdulwahab Oba and others, unhurt was a delight to their colleagues.

He called on the Federal Government to take steps to address the insecurity problem in the country to enable people go about their businesses freely without fear.

He stressed the need for the Federal and state governments to provide jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the country as a way of reducing the tendency to take to crime.

Gobum also advised youths not to use the level of unemployment as an excuse to resort to crime urging them to self-employment businesses that would bring honour to them and the country.

“Criminality does not bring honour to a people but set people on the path of destruction,” he said.

At the NUJ Press Centre, many journalists gathered and thanked God that none of the kidnap victims was injured, while calling on government to do something about the level of insecurity in the country which had become a source of concern.


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