By Dare Lawal
At the inauguration event of the Nasarawa governor Tanko Al-makura, things went south very quickly when thugs sympathetic to the APC beat a journalist until he went into a coma allegedly as a result of an unfavourable piece he wrote against President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Tanko Al-makura,and other “unwanted reports”.
The journalist, Hir Joseph, who reports for the Daily Trust newspaper was covering the inauguration event when he was summoned by the thugs shortly after Gov. Al-makura and his deputy, Salias Agara, took their oaths of office at the Lafia parade ground.
“I was watching the inauguration with some colleagues when the thugs who had the inscription ‘Ta’Al Boys’ on their T-shirts demanded that I follow them.
“I asked why they wanted me to follow them but they gave no answer. Rather, they pounced on me and dragging me at the same time. I only woke up in the hospital after.”
It took the intervention of the security operatives who fired teargas canisters at the hoodlums for Joseph to be rescued.
He was rushed to Dalhatu Specialist Hospital, Lafia for medical treatment.
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