Gunmen on Monday night shot a State House photo journalist with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr. Callistus Ewelike, who also doubles as President Goodluck Jonathan’s media photographer at the presidential villa.
LEADERSHIP gathered that Ewelike was shot right in front of his house in Nyanya, Abuja between 10pm and 11pm after returning from where he covered the commissioning of a power project by the President in Shape, Abuja.
Residents in the area told our correspondent that it would be the second time Ewelike would be attacked by gunmen despite the presence of two police stations, the Police Station in Area C and the MOPOL Quarter Guard 21 in Area D.
Although the police divisional headquarters in Nyanya is in Area F, just a trekkable distance from his house, a group of gunmen had some weeks back, visited Ewelike’s residence where they carted away with some of his working tools, including his camera and a laptop and a few other personal items.
But on Monday night, the gunmen who shot Ewelike were said to have arrived the scene on a motorbike, carried out their mission and reportedly sped off as the gunshot attracted residents of the area.
While no personal item was stolen from him this time around, Ewelike was rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja by his neighbours and is currently receiving medical attention.