Thursday, 19 February 2015

Photo of Channets Tv Reporter Stabbed at APC Rally in Rivers State

It was a sad day for journalism and democracy in Nigeria when the APC governorship candidate's campaign train visited Okrika, Rivers state, the hometown of Nigeria's first lady, Patience Jonathan on February 17th. As the rally was ongoing live on national television gunshots and explosives were rained on the rally ground and during the fracas that broke out a Channels TV Senior correspondent Charles Eruka was stabbed in the neck by some hoodlums. In his words, Eruka said the hoodlums stabbed him while he was struggling to keep his phone which they wanted to take away from him, "Some of the attackers who have been looting the property of people who had provided the public address system now surrounded me and tried to take my phone away from me on the suspicion that I was actually calling reinforcement to come pick them up. So in the scuffle, I got stabbed in the neck."

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