Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, is currently boiling as security operatives are engaging protesters who had converged on Zone 8 section of the town.
It was gathered that protesters numbering over 500 had gathered as early as 6.30 am, chanting solidarity songs with the intention of breaking into one of the warehouses owned by the state.
It was also gathered that efforts by security personnel manning the edifice to repel the protesters failed, leading to reinforcement of the security personnel.
Meanwhile, sporadic shooting is going on across the length and breadth of Lokoja, as school children, Journalists scamper to safety.
Emmanuel Adeyemi, the Kogi state Correspondent of The Sun Newspaper, was shot by security 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 Journalist could be the looters who needed free space to perpetuate their nefarious acts.
Emmanuel was shot by security personnel 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 gunshots.
He has been evaluated to an undisclosed medical facility for urgent attention. One of the looters shot at one of the stores has died
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