The All Progressives Congress APC, loyal to Former Zamfara State Governor, Hon. Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar (Shattiman Zamfara) has condemned the attack on the Property of a Gusau based Private Online Media Outfit , Thunder Blowers by hoodlums suspected to be Political thugs on Monday, 03/01/2022.

Making the condemnation in a Statement, The factional Chairman, Hon. Lawal M Liman Gabdon Kaura said the attack on the Media outfit should be a source of concern to all true democrats who bank on free, fair and vibrant press to ventilate their Political and Socio economic manifestos to members of the public with a view to canvassing their support to actualise such manifestos in practical terms.

He explained that Democracy can not thrive where the rights of individuals is infringed upon , adding that if the Press is being caged , intimidated , harrassed or molested through any means by the powers that be the Society is further plunged into anarchy.

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The Chairman opined that it’s unfortunate that such ugly trends in Zamfara State under the Present Administration has now crossed over from the Opposition to members of the Press who are The Fourth Estate of The Realm, cautioning that if not properly addressed by the Security Agencies its escalation may affect the participation or otherwise of the electorates in the build up to 2023 General Elections for the fear of the ‘Unknown”.

Hon. Lawal M Liman said that The Press should be encouraged to perform its constitutional role of being the watch dog of the society instead of muscling it for not playing to the gallery by the political operators who found themselves in power either through ballot box or any other means .

He sympathised with the Management and Staff of Thunder Blowers Online News Medium over the unfortunate incident and called on it as well as other members of the Press in the State in Particular and Nigeria in general not to succumb to such blackmail and intimidation from any quarter , adding that it’s always their constitutional duty to be the middle-man between the government and the governed no matter the situation.

Smarts News has reliably gathered that, the Management of the Thunder Blowers Online news medium, has Petitioned the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command about the attack, and accused One Musa Ardo who is the State Youth leader of the Governor Bello Mohammed Matawallen Maradun led Faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for being behind the attack, affirming in the petition that one Zayyanu Abdullahi A.K.a ‘ADC’ has confessed in a recorded conversation that, they were contracted by the said APC Youth Leader for the nasty job.

The Petition which was signed by the Managing editor of the “Thunder blowers” Anas Sani Anka, PhD revealed that, the attack on their Office located at No 71/72 Fadama Plaza in Gusau, most be investigated and bring the culprits to book to serve as deterrent to others, in order to ensure the enforcement and protection of the press freedom which will further make it possible for it to operate without any hindrance.