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Police Shoot Journalist In Osogbo Protest – [Photos]


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Unrest has been reported in Osogbo, Osun State capital city after operatives of the Nigeria Police Force reportedly shot a journalist.

The victim who is identified to be a staff with The Nation newspaper, Toba Adedeji, was reportedly shot while covering a protest involving a group of youths in the state capital.

The protesters, Naija News learnt had gathered under Olaiya flyover to protest the killing of their colleague allegedly by policemen.

They alleged their colleague was killed and buried by the security operatives on Ilesa road.

A team of policemen reportedly arrived at the scene and started firing tear gas while some allegedly fired live bullets at the protesters.

In the process, Toba who was covering the event got shot under the bridge. Naija News learnt he was shot on the thigh, while another person, a student, was also hit.

Toba is currently being treated at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Vanguard confirmed.

Photo Credit: SaharaReporters

Photo Credit: SaharaReporters

The officers involved in the shooting incident were reportedly from Housing Estate Police Station, Ring Road.

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