Pensioners Protest: Nigerian Army brutalises journalist in Calabar

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Victor ‘Godpikin’ Oton of Correct Radio and TV 
2 November 2020
Men of the Nigerian Army have brutalised a journalist in Calabar the Cross River state capital city as pensioners protested on Monday against unpaid financial benefits NEGROIDHAVEN has garnered. 
Victor Oton popular called Godpikin, a radio talk show host and On Air Personality, OAP working with Correct 97.3FM was beaten up by soldiers attached to the Amphibious Training School, ATS, for covering pensioners protesting today who barricaded the Murtala Mohammed Highway.
Oton was harrassed by the soldiers for interviewing the pensioners who are demanding payment of six months arrears of their pension. The yet-to-be-identified military officers asked the recording journalist to terminate the recording and turn over the recording device, Oton declined, so they beat him up inflicting injury on him especially his eyes and nose. 
Brutalised nose of OAP Godpikin 

According to Oton, ‘I was on duty covering the pensioners protest when Army arrived in a truck and started collecting people’s phone and I refused giving mine.

‘Immediately I identified myself, showed them my ID card that I’m a journalist on duty, before I could notice, I was beaten up until a senior of theirs came and ordered them to stop’. 

Protesting pensioners sitted across the Murtala Mohammed Highway in Calabar 

The protesting pensioners were head to be saying ‘we are not ghost pensioners’.