Seven journalists, all staff of the Plateau Radio Television Corporation (PRTV) Rayfield, escaped death by the whiskers when their vehicle came under heavy attack by hoodlums at Dandin Kowa in Jos South local government council of the state.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at 10:30pm on Tuesday night, August 17, while the vehicle was coveying staff on night duty to their respective homes.
One of the journalists said that their vehicle was badly damaged by the miscreants during the attack.
“We thank God because if the attack was successfully executed, our organization would have been burying seven of their dedicated staff but thank God we survived by the whisker. We ran into a road block which we all thought was manned by the police and vigilante just to be descended upon by the miscreants who came out from every direction.” he said.
Reacting to the incident, the Chairman of Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ) Plateau State Council, Paul Jatau condemned the unwarranted assault on the newsmen and called on security operatives to be alert.