A journalist with the Sun Newspaper, Emmanuel Adeyemi, has been shot in Lokoja, Logo State capital.
Adeyemi was reportedly on his way to the Nigerian Union of Journalists Secretariat when he was shot.
The drive-by shooters also shot another passerby, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained.
The victims have been taken to State Specialists Hospital, Lokoja for treatment.
Reacting to the incident, Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, said in a statement, “It is unfortunate that sponsored mercenaries were sneaked into the town to cause mayhem. And it is sad that they shot a journalist who was performing his legitimate duties.
“Government will ensure that all the people involved in the violence are brought to book”.
The gunshots in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital followed the resumption of looting in another warehouse in Zone 8 area.
A similar incident was recorded overnight when the ADP warehouse was invaded and bags of fertilizer carted away.
As of the time of filing this report, heavy gunshots rent the air while all shops along Murtala Mohammed way, Lokoja are closed, with people scampering to safety.