AFCON: Cameroonians rob, stab journalists in hotel

January 10, 2022
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Three of the journalists covering the on-going AFCON has been robbed, and one of them stabbed.

The attack took place as they left their hotel in Douala Sunday night.

The journalists, all Algerians, were dispossessed of their phones, bags carrying money, and laptops.

According to an Algeria news outlet, one of the three journalists that sustained stab wound represents the Algeria Press Service (APS).

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reacted to the incident.

“CAF is aware of an alleged incident involving three Algerian journalists in Douala, Cameroon on Sunday night, 09 January 2022.

“CAF is liaising with local government authorities to understand the details of the incident as this is now a Police investigation.

“We are also reaching out to the three journalists and wishes them speedy recovery. For now, we will await a detailed report of what transpired.

“The safety of each and every individual attending the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations is a priority for CAF and also our partners, the Cameroon government.”

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