Tersoo Kula, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Benue State, Hyacinth Alia has debunked a report claiming that his principal was attacked by some offended youths, who allegedly pelted his convoy with stones.
Kula insisted that the report was deceptive and geared toward casting Alia in a nasty mild.
He acknowledged that nobody hauled stones at Alia or his convoy anyplace in Benue State.
The aide defined that Alia had visited the Vaatia School, Makurdi the place there was a reported case of criminality by Ugondu youths.
He famous that the governor went to the school undisturbed and in addition ended the assembly undisturbed.
The assertion learn, “Governor Alia went to Vaatia School, Makurdi the place there was a reported case of home breakage, thievery, desecration of tomb and vandalism.
“Conventional rulers of the host group, together with Ter Makurdi and Mue Ter-Masev amongst others have been there with some very outstanding elders like Sen. Fred Orti, Sen. Daniel Saror and Chief Akange Audu amongst others.
“Whereas addressing them, Governor Alia made it clear that those that perpetrated the nefarious acts of breakage, thievery vandalism and desecration of tombs have to be arrested and delivered to e-book to function a deterrent to others.
“Some youths of the host group on the orders of their elders shortly mobilized and arrested some suspects and handed them over to the safety operatives that have been current on the assembly.
“Governor Alia went to Vaatia School undisturbed, held the assembly and got here out undisturbed.
“Governor Alia is cherished by the folks. He’s the one Gov within the historical past of the state who has been strolling the streets and markets ascertaining reviews together with monitoring the progress of labor himself with out being harassed by anybody.
“We advise media professionals to stick to the ideas and ethics of the career in plying their commerce. Credibility ought to be the watchword. Consciously propagating faux information ought to be averted.
“The mandatory precept of verifying information sources earlier than going to press ought to stay sacrosanct.
“If journalists change into extra enthusiastic about copy and paste journalism, then, will it’s tough to be given the specified respect of “Watch Canine” of the society?
“This report is ill-intended, to say the least.
“It’s advisable that we be taught and cling strictly to the ideas and tenets of journalism. Allow us to be taught to be investigative and all the time confirm the truthfulness of any report we give.
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“We are able to do higher than copying information tales and pasting, in any other case, there are tendencies of copying a malicious and mischievous story like this one on a regular basis.”
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