The police in Abuja have shot dead a journalist and activist known as Alex Ogbu during a protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (Shiites)
Mr. Alex was a journalist with Regent Africa Times, a magazine publication based in Abuja.
Alex was the passerby shot on the head during the Shiite protest on Tuesday by police personnel around the Berger area of Abuja city.
Policemen had opened fire on the protesters after the bid to calm them failed.
it was further gathered that two other persons sustained gunshot wounds during the protest that ended in chaos.
Curiously, the Federal Capital Territory (FTC) police authorities are attempting to change the circumstances surrounding the death of Alex Ogbu the journalist.
After claiming that Alex hit his head on a stone while running during the protest and died in the process, spokesperson for the FCT Police, Anjuguri Manzal, refused to disclose the identity of the deceased when contacted by journalists.
The spokesperson for the FCT Police had on Tuesday issued a statement admitting that their men shot a passerby during the protest and vowed to investigate the incident.
The management of Regent Africa Times said that its legal team had been briefed on the development and would soon come up with a position on the matter.