President Goodluck Jonathan’s official photographer, Callistus Ewelike, who also works with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was on Monday shot by unknown gunmen.
The incident took place in front of his house in Nyanya, a suburb of Abuja, between 10pm and 11pm.
He was attacked in front of his residence after covering an assignment attended by the President in another FCT community, Shape.
The two men who carried out the act were said to have arrived his resident on a motorbike, and as he came out of his vehicle, one of the assailants immediately shot him in the neck at close range.
The assailants reportedly sped off the scene when the gunshot attracted residents of the area, and no personal item was stolen from the victim.
Ewelike was rushed by his neighbours to a nearby hospital but was later transferred to the National Hospital, Abuja where medical doctors were preparing him for surgery although he is said to be in a stable condition.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, DSP Altine Daniel, confirmed the incident.
She said the Commissioner of Police, Femi Ogunbayide, has directed ”full scale investigation” into the shooting and has given a marching order for the manhunt and arrest of the assailants.
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