A journalist attached to Daily Trust newspaper was on Friday, May 29, 2015 beaten to a state of coma in Nasarawa State by pro-APC thugs during the inauguration ceremony of Governor Tanko Al-Makura for writing certain reports perceived to be against President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Al-Makura.
According to reports, the journalist, whose name was given as Hir Joseph, was summoned by the thugs shortly after Gov. Al-makura and his deputy had taken their oaths at the Lafia Parade Ground.
“I asked why they wanted me to follow them but they gave no answer. Rather, they pounced on me and dragging me at the same time. I only woke up in the hospital after.”
He was rescued by security operatives and rushed to the Dalhatu Specialist Hospital, Lafia for medical treatment.