Pastor Segun Owolabi.
The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Rivers State Council, has raised an alarm over an unsuccessful assassination attempt on the life of one of its members, Mr Segun Owolabi on Monday night.
Owolabi who is the Business Manager of Silverbird, Rythym 93.7 FM Station, escaped attacks on Monday night when a group of people suspected to be murderers stormed his house in Port Harcourt.
NUJ, in a statement signed by the State Chairman, Stanley Job Stanley and Secretary, Ike Wigodo respectively, condemned the brazen attack just as it tasked security agencies in the State to ensure that the assassination attempt on Owolabi is thoroughly investigated and the culprits brought to book.
The union expressed worry over the resurgence of insecurity in the State and called on the relevant security agencies to be proactive towards tackling the menace.
The statement further urged the State Government and security agencies to work in synergy to secure the lives of citizens living and doing business in the State.
The statement read in part: “the resurgence of insecurity in the state is worrisome. We are concerned about the security of our members and other citizens living and doing business in the State.”
“The government and the Police should work closely and be more proactive towards tackling the insecurity situation in the State”.
It will be recalled that some armed men had trailed and laid in wait for the Journalist at his Port-Harcourt residence at the close of work on Monday night and open fire on him.
Owolabi who is also a Pastor however, miraculously escaped unhurt.