Journalist shot as gunshots rend the air in Lokoja

Gunmen on Monday went on rampage and shot sporadically in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital as a journalist with the Sun Newspaper, Emmanuel Adeyemi was shot.

It was gathered that the Sun Newspaper correspondent was on his way to the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat. He was a stone’s throw from the gate of the secretariat when he was shot.

The drive-by shooters also shot another passerby whose name could not be immediately ascertained. The victim was said to have just arrived from Benue before he was caught up in the middle of the mayhem.

The gunshots followed the resumption of looting in another warehouse in Zone 8 area.

A similar incident was recorded overnight when ADP warehouse was invaded and several bags of fertilizer were carted away.

A large crowd of youths gathered at the roundabout very close to the warehouse as early as 7 am.

As at the time of filing this report, shops along Murtala Mohammed Way, Lokoja were closed while people scamper for safety.

When contacted, the police public relations officer, William Aya said that the gunshots were from hoodlums who were scaring people away to enable them to have free access to their looting activities.

He said that the shootings were not from the Police, adding that the shooters were being trailed and would be brought to book shortly.

Meanwhile, Tribune Online report that the victims have been taken to State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja for treatment.


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