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The journalist covering Shiites march in Abuja, has been shot and killed


The activist/journalist covering the Shiites march in Abuja, Alex Ogbu, has allegedly been gun down and killed by a police officer.

Alex - a journalist with Regent Africa Times, a magazine publication based in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital -  was covering the Shiite protest at the Berger area of Wuse, Abuja, on Tuesday,  21st January 2020, when he was allegedly shot dead by police.

Two other people  succour gunshot wounds during the protest.

A twitter users with the handle @AbdulMahmud01 tweeted: "#Breaking Terrible news coming out of Abuja. Unconfirmed, but it is believed that activist-journalist, Alex Ogbu, covering the Shiites march at Berger Abuja, was shot and killed this morning by @policeng. I knew Alex. Sad news. Sad day!"

Alex Ogbu, the journalist covering Shiites march in Abuja, has been shot and killed

Another users with the handle @dejikolawole1: "Confirmed! Comrade Alex Ogbu was murdered by the police yesterday evening."

Alex Ogbu, the journalist covering Shiites march in Abuja, has been shot and killed

Anjuguri Manzal, the spokesperson for the FCT police has On Tuesday confirmed that the protest recorded one casualty.

The statement read, “As a result of the unfortunate incident, one person who sustained an injury and was rushed to the hospital for medical attention has been certified dead by medical doctors on duty.

"Meanwhile, Bala Ciroma, the FCT Commissioner of Police FCT, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the unfortunate incident."

However, he didn't disclosed the identity of the victim when contacted by journalists.

The identity of the victim was soon discovered and people, including colleagues of the deceased, are now seeking justice. They've accused the FCT police authorities of attempting to change the circumstances surrounding the death of the journalist by claiming that Ogbu hit his head on a stone while running during the protest and died in the process.

Alex Ogbu, the journalist covering Shiites march in Abuja, has been shot and killed





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