Amnesty International condemns FFK threat, abuses on Journalist

The Amnesty International Nigeria has condemned the former minister of aviation, Femi Fani Kayode threat and abuses on a journalist in Calabar.

Fani-Kayode had in the video seen by The ICIR threw caution into the wind and rained abuses on Eyo Charles, a reporter with Daily Trust Newspaper who asked him about who is bankrolling his tour of South South states.

But the human right organization in a series tweets obtained by NN News reads;

Amnesty International condemns the threats made against @daily_trust reporter Eyo Charles in Calabar by Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode @realFFK. Mr. Eyo is a reporter just doing his job. The actions of Mr. Fani-Kayode during that press conference are an attack on freedom of the press.

Journalists seek accountability on behalf of the people and should not be threatened or abused for asking questions. These patterns of attacks on media and journalists must end. @daily_trust @realFFK

Journalists play a key role in promoting the right to information by documenting and disseminating information. Journalists have been contending with challenges that make their job difficult. They should be able to do their job free from violence, abuse and threats. @realFFK

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