Oladesu, an editor of The Nation Newspaper, Temitope Ogunbanke, a correspondent with the New Telegraph, and Abiodun Yusuf, a cameraman with Ibile Television, were injured by stray bullets when fighting broke out and shots were fired during a rally held by Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party, Ogunbanke and Nurudeen Oyewole, a senior reporter at the Daily Trustwho was also at the rally, told CPJ. Nigeria is scheduled to hold a national election on February 16.

Report Details

Report Type: Physical Attack
Location: Lagos
Victim: Emmanuel Oladesu, Temitope Ogunbanke and Abiodun Yusuf
Affiliation: In Nigeria, three journalists injured by gunfire while covering political rally
Assailant: Nigeria Police