Daily SUN Editor,Steve Nwosu Shot in Lagos



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Reports from Lagos this evening said Mr Steve Nwosu, Editor of Daily Sun newspaper has been shot by yet to be identified persons.

He was said have been on his way to the office when the unfortunate incident occurred.”He was shot on his temple”,said a source who added that ”if the bullet had penetrated further ,it could have been a different story.” Fortunately,Nwosu survived the attack and sources say he is in stable condition in a Lagos hospital.

Nigerian Journalists  faced serious threats during the military with the  arrest, detention ,disappearance and killing of many.Bagauda Kaltho of Thenews  magazine was   killed  under mysterious circumstances

But the dawn of democracy has not made the situation any better as threats to journalists  have  remained unabated.Mr  Godwin Agbroko, a  prominent journalist ,columnist  and chairman, editorial board of Thisday was shot dead in Lagos.Bayo Ohu a reporter with Lagos- based The Guardian was also shot.

Recently Enenche Akogwu  of Channels TV and Zakariya Isa of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA)were killed .Akogwu was killed while  covering Boko Haram attacks in Kano.Isa was shot in Maiduguri.

Thisday Newspapers’ Abuja office was also bombed a few months  ago by Boko Haram, a group that has also warned  several newspapers that more attacks were likely.

No one is sure yet who indeed shot Nwosu.But just like the days of  the military, it is not yet uhuru for the Nigerian journalist.


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