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Anambra 2021: IPC Establishes Special Journalists’ Safety MONITORING, Alert Desk; Issues Advisory On Coverage

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24 hours to the Anambra State governorship election on Saturday, November 6, 2021, the International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos, has announced the establishment of a Special Journalists’ Safety Monitoring and Alert Desk for Journalists and other media professionals covering the poll.

IPC Executive Director, Mr Lanre Arogundade, said the special alert desk would operate from Friday November 5 to Sunday November 7, 2021, to cover the immediate pre-election, the election and the immediate post-election periods.

Mr. Arogundade stated that “Journalists have been molested by security agents and political thugs during previous elections despite accreditation by INEC and nothing can be taken for granted”.

The special alert desk will monitor and document the situation of Journalists and other media professionals and send out immediate alerts if they encounter problems.

Journalists and other media professionals on the ground are therefore advised to reach the special alert desk should the need arise as follows:

Hotlines:
+234 802 362 6281
+234 806 381 0424
+234 813 277 6441
+234 0811 450 3887
Twitter: @IPCng
Facebook: IPC Nigeria.

IPC also advises journalists and other media professionals covering the elections to avail themselves of the services of the ANAMBRA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION SECURITY MONITORING ROOM estblished by the Cleen Foundation.

In case of any emergency or distress, they can call the situation room numbers:
+234 8060463492,
+234 9032506317

The Anambra State Council of the NUJ can also be reached on:
+2348039329116,
+2348181119464

In the alternative they can reach the following senior police officers as provided by the situation room:

+234 7034135464
Ag. DIG ZAKI M. AHMED (OPERATIONS)

+234 8106160007
AIG DASUKI D. GALADANCHI,mni (CTU)

+234 8110542985
AIG ABANG B. JOHN (PMF)

+234 8033018835
AIG MURI UMAR MUSA (ZONE 13)

+234 8036448894
CP ECHENG ECHENG

(ANAMBRA COMMAND CP)

+234 7039194332
CONTROL ROOM NUMBER

Complaints about police actions can also be directed to:
+234 8131199111
+234 8057000001

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