On Thursday the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore was attacked by suspected hoodlums at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Sowore was denied access into the court by the security operatives. But as he was still talking to the security men, some boys numbering about 20, it was observed arrived.
Their presence was noticeable in the confusion because they looked unkempt.
It seemed clear that the people were there for trouble.
Immediately the suspected hoodlums descended on Sowore, slapping and punching him.
To the surprise of everyone, the security agents just looked on but intervened after shouting from those present by holding Sowore back.
However the hoodlums after attacking Sowore left without being apprehended by the security agents.
Before the incident, Sowore said: “A court room is not complete except people are there to witness proceedings. I want to sit right in front of the judge and witness it all.
“They have assured us that Kanu will get justice. He is my friend and I should be here. But the security agencies are still not allowing me in.”
After the situation with the hoodlums, the security operatives got hostile and attacked everyone including journalists.
hey even forced some people to delete their videos and photos.
They chased everyone away from the vicinity of the courts expect a few journalists who refused to leave.