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#ENDSARS: Protest turn violent in Lokoja, Journalist shot, one dead

On Monday, the #ENDSARS protests on has disrupted activities in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.

The chaos led to sporadic exchange of gunfire between operatives of the security agencies and some armed thugs.

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It was learnt latter at the time a relative level of calm has Ben restored that Emmanuel Adeyemi, the state Correspondent of The Sun newspaper was among victims of the gunshots.

Adeyemi was making his way to the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre in Lokoja when he was hit by a bullet. He was shot a few metres away from the main gate of the NUJ secretariat.

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Fortunately he was immediately rushed to the hospital nearby where he’s responding to treatments.

However, an unidentified young man who was allegedly caught in the crossfire and hit by a stray bullet around the Kogi Circle roundabout, close to the Misi T restaurant was not that lucky. He was said to have died on the spot.


Some sources claimed that hired thugs instigated the attacks which later degenerated. The drive-by shooters whose bullet hit Adeyemi from behind, also shot a passerby whose name could not be immediately ascertained.

The other victim of the drive-by shooting on the Lugard Road, close to the NUJ state secretariat, was said to have just arrived from Benue State, and was caught up in the middle of the mayhem.
The sporadic gunshots in Lokoja followed the resumption of looting in another warehouse in the Zone 8 area

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