Kogi in turmoil as armed thugs, protesters take over state capital •Journalist shot

capital is presently on fire as operatives are engaging hapless protesters who had converged on Zone 8 section of the town.

It was gathered that protesters numbering over 500 had gathered at Zone 8 Junction as early as 6.30am, chanting solidarity songs with intention to break into one of the warehouses owned by the state.

It was also gathered that efforts by the personnel manning the edifice for their retreat fell on deaf ears, which led to reinforcement of the personnel.

Meanwhile, sporadic shooting is going on across the length and breadth of Lokoja, as school children, Journalists scamper to safety.

One Emmanuel Adeyemi, a Correspondent of The Sun Newspaper, was this morning, Monday, October 26, 2020, shot by operatives while monitoring the ongoing #endsars protest across Lokoja, the state Capital.

In a reaction, the force PRO, DSP William Aya, said those who shot the could be the looters who needed free space to perpetuate their nefarious acts.

Emmanuel, who lives at first Baptist church Street, was shot by the passing security personnel who were in a white Hilux, few metres away from his house, while on his way to the NUJ Secretariat where his other colleagues were being held hostage by the gun shots.

He has been evaluated to an undisclosed medical facility for urgent attention

One of the looters shot at one of the stores has died

He is seen in the above picture obtained by CKN NEWS


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