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Human Rights Advocates in Plateau seek Synergy With the Media


Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

A group under the aegis of Coalition of Human Rights Advocates on the Plateau (COHRAP) in its effort to ensure that persons who are abused in one way or the other, seeks synergy with journalists in the state to help bring to light those perpetrating such dehumanize act.

The group through its Chairman, Henry Longpoe, seek the partnership with the media, while on a courtesy call on NUJ Plateau State Council in Jos on Tuesday.

According to him, “Being the critical stakeholders in the protection of human rights and that is why we are here today, to seek ways of collaboration with the NUJ. You will agree with me that, whatever your doing, if you do not do it with the media, that thing will surely fail, because the media is the watchdog of the society. All the evil perpetrated in the society are xray by the media”.

The group’s purpose is to monitor human right violations, saying many are abound in the society, especially at this post conflict era in the state.

“For us to have continuous peace on the Plateau, we must ensure that we have justice and for us to have justice, we must ensure that the right of every individual is respected. Longpoe stressed.

Responding, State Chairman of NUJ, Katdapba Gobum, assured them of journalists support in the State, re-echoing that the media has a vital role to play in ensuring justice.

He further assured that, as journalists, they will ensure that these things are correctly reported, stresssing that, the synergy is a welcome development, as the door of journalists is always open.

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