Domestic violence: Adamawa NUJ condemns assault on female member

The leadership of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Adamawa State council has condemned in strong terms, an assault and battering of one of it’s female members, Nafeesah Vandi.

A statement by jointly signed by the council chairman, Donald Dedan and his secretary, Fidelis Jocthtan, made available to newsmen Wednesday, said, the victim is a staff of News Department, Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Yola.

“The union describes the heinous act as unacceptable, wickedness and barbaric, beating such a professional female practicing Journalist to a stupor by her alleged husband Mallam Ibrahim Aliyu, a sacked staff of PHCN.

“Though the police has already swung into action in investigating and arresting the perpetrator of the domestic violence, the NUJ calls for a more speedy action towards the immediate arrest and prosecution of the said Mallam Ibrahim Aliyu according to the law and constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The union further calls on national and international organizations like FIDA, UNFPA, UNICEF as well as Civil Society Organizations that are propagating a total halt on violence against women to step into the matter for justice to prevail,” the statement said.


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