Philip Ojisua, a photojournalist with The Guardian,was on friday physically assaulted by officers of the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) for taking pictures at the scene of the two NAF jets that collided and crashed earlier today in Mpape, in Nigeria’s capital city of Abuja.
Despite showing the officers his identity and pass as an Aso Villa correspondent, the officers went ahead to physically harm him, seized his camera and removed the memory card containing pictures taken of the wreckage.
Ojisua was the first journalist to get to the scene of the crash site.
However, Air Force spokesman Ibikunle Daramola has confirmed the crash. He said there was no fatality