NBS TV staff that were assigned to cover Robert Kyagulanyi’s alias Bobi Wine’s Campaigns have decided to withdraw from covering his national wide national presidential campaign following yesterday’s attack which left their vehicle vandalized, property stollen and stuff injured while in Lira.
In a tweet, Daniel Lutaaya, one of the affected journalists said they had moved back to Kampala for medical attention until further notice.
“Our colleagues in the field were attacked, wounded, car vandalized and equipment personal and company stolen. It’s possible that those who do these things watch television. The team now has to return to get treatment. That’s it for now until further notice,” senior news anchor at NBS, Samson Kasumba said.
The attack recieved a lot of criticism from the media fratanity with many media houses and journalists condemning the act.
As a journalist, I condemn what has happened to our colleagues of @nbstv in Lira. Their vehicle has been vandalized. Thomas Kitimbo-a cameraperson with the same company- almost lost life. Dear supporters and politicians, let us do our job – Solomon Kaweesa, NTV Journalist.
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Barely a week into campaigns unknown people are targeting journalists’ equipment. Our @nbstv team covering NUP’s flag bearer Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi @HEBobiwine was attacked, vandalised the car and stole a laptop. This is making our work difficult – Dalton Kaweesa, News Director NBS TV.
The attack on the @nbstv media crew is disturbing and unfortunate. @daniellutaaya @thomas_kitimbo and the entire crew, take care. We shall follow this case to conviction – Solomon Serwanjja, Senior Investigative Journalist.