Daily Sun Newspapers correspondent in Kogi, Emmanuel Adeyemi, was among some persons that were shot in Lokoja on Monday during a bloody clash between #EndSARS protesters and political thugs.
It was learnt that Mr Adeyemi was shot as he made his way to the NUJ Press Centre on Lugard Road in Lokoja, while another unidentified person was also shot on the same road.
The two persons were rushed to the Lokoja City Clinic, a private facility where they are currently being treated.
Several other people were also shot by the rampaging gunmen, who engaged the protesting youth in different parts of Lokoja.
The hoodlums, who were moving about in five unmarked vehicles, also visited Cemetery Road Junction, where they shot sporadically into the air.
Shops and business premises hurriedly closed down while residents fled in different directions for their safety.
The development has forced journalists in Lokoja, the state capital, to go into hiding, following information that the gunmen were after them.
The #EndSARS protest took a dramatic turn on October 25 in Lokoja when some protesters began massive looting of public and private warehouses and shops.
The looting continued until Monday, with youth invading a government warehouse located on Hassan Usman Katsina Road to loot various items.