Nigerian Journalist and popular sports reporter, Shina Oludare, has reportedly been beaten by security operatives while trying to cover a stampede scene of the crisis that ensued at the M. K. O National Stadium, Abuja following the Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Oludare, who won Nigerian sportswriter of the year in two consecutive years 2016 and 2017, disclosed this today in a statement released via his official verified Twitter handle, @sportingshina.
Nigerian Super Eagles put up a lacklustre performance against the Black Stars of Ghana who held them to a 1-1 draw at Abuja and qualified for the World Cup on away goal rules.
Shortly after the referee has blown the final whistle, riots break out as Nigerians were protesting against the disappointment they suffered from the players, the coaching crew and the NFF as a whole.
Watch The Video of the Riot Here
Oludare, in his tweet, revealed that while he was recording the scene at the Abuja National Stadium, he was approached by the security operatives.
He stressed that despite the fact that he identified himself as a journalist and he’s having his accreditation hung around his neck, he was attacked, flogged and his phone was broken by the security operatives which, according to him, include 3 Army and several policemen.
The popular sports reporter noted that he was not given any chance to express himself as slaps landed on his face and he was molested by the military men.
He added that, in his 12 years of being a journalist, he has never been humiliated the way he was yesterday. He went on to declare it as a “Double tragedy” for him and he’s presently devastated.
See His Tweet Below:
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