THE Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has criticised the recent attack on the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Afaka, Kaduna State, by gunmen, describing it as a worrisome dimension to insecurity in the country.
The organisation, therefore, called on government at all levels to be more proactive and creative in tackling insecurity. The NGE said these in a communique issued on Sunday titled, ‘Be more proactive, creative in security management, NGE tells government’.
The communique was signed by its President, Mustapha Isah, and General Secretary, Iyobosa Uwugiaren.
It also announced that its 17th All Nigerian Editors’ Conference, which would hold on October 21 and 22, 2021 in Abuja, would focusing on the current security challenges in the nation, with the theme: “Media in times of crisis: Resolving conflict, achieving consensus.”
The communique reads in part, “We call on the government to be more proactive and creative in the fight against insecurity, and in carrying out its constitutional duty of securing life and property in the country.
“We call on the government to be more proactive and creative in the fight against insecurity, and in carrying out its constitutional duty of securing life and property in the country.”
The NGE said its two-day annual conference would attract World Editors Forum, West African Editors Forum, African Editors Forum, International Press Institute and World Association of Newspapers.