A journalist with the Sun Newspaper, Emmanuel Adeyemi, has been shot.
Adeyemi was on his way to the Nigerian Union of Journalists Secretariat when he was shot.
The drive-by shooters also shot another passerby, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained.
The passerby was said to have just arrived from Benue and caught up in the middle of the mayhem.
The gunshots in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital followed the resumption of looting in another warehouse in Zone 8 area.
The hoodlums invaded the ADP premises at about 7 pm on Sunday with dangerous weapons, overpower the security men on duty and made straight to the warehouse.
Other hoodlums simultaneously attacked the ATM stand of one of the new generated bank, shooting sporadically with many sustaining injuries.
As of the time of filing this report, heavy gunshots rent the air while all shops along Murtala Mohammed way, Lokoja are closed, with people scampering to safety.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya, said the gunshots were from hoodlums who were scaring people away to enable them to loot.
He said the shootings were not from the Police, adding that the hoodlums are being trailed and would be brought to book shortly.
Meanwhile, the victims have been taken to State Specialists Hospital, Lokoja for treatment.
The state Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement, reacting to the shooting said, “It is unfortunate that sponsored mercenaries were sneaked into the town to cause mayhem. And it is sad that they shot a journalist who was performing his legitimate duties.
“Government will ensure that all the people involved in the violence are brought to book”.
Reporters At Large reported that the suspected kidnappers of the chairman, Iganna Local Council Development Area, Oyo State, Jacob Adeleke, and his driver were reported to have demanded N200m ransom to secure their release.