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Angry Protesters Attack Journalists In Osun, Destroy Gadgets



On Monday in Ilesha, Osun State, some youths  residing around Olomilagbala and Bolorunduru Community of the town had ganged up to unleash terror on journalists who had come to cover a riot that broke out between the members of the communities and workers of the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company IBEDC.

Amiloaded gathered that no fewer than four journalists were attacked and their equipment severely damaged by the aggrieved youths.

Among the attacked journalists are: Rafiu Muhammad, TVC and his camera man, Taiwo Adu, Channels TV reporter , Shittu AbdulFatai and his camera man.
Amiloaded learnt that the attack was organized by the hoodlums against the backdrop of electricity disconnection in the community by the management of Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) and assault on the staff of the company.
Amiloaded also obtained that the aggrieved youths had on Sunday staged a protest across the nooks and crannies of the community.
At the resuming protest this morning, the aggrieved youths who had earlier stormed the major streets in the town barricaded the roads and prevented vehicular movement.
The protesters on the sight of the journalists who were at the scene covering their protest lose anger and descended on them.
The irate youths who were said to have armed with knives, cutlass and some other dangerous weapons attacked the journalists and their cameras damaged beyond repair.
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