NEWSCASTARS.COM have learnt that Alex Ogbu, the activist/journalist covering the Shiites march in Abuja, has allegedly been shot 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, January 21, when he was allegedly shot dead by police.@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!”
On Tuesday, spokesperson for the FCT Police, Anjuguri Manzal, in a statement 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, the FCT Commissioner of Police FCT, Bala Ciroma, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the unfortunate incident.”
However, he didn’t reveal 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.