In a tweet, CPJ said while they hope the reporter who was shot in the stomach is recovers quickly, the incident should be investigated.
A Channels Television Reporter was hit by a stray bullet as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites clashed with officers of the Nigerian Police on Monday in Abuja.
The protest by the Shiites turned violent on Monday in Abuja, including the environs of the Federal Secretariat.
Policemen who cordoned off the road leading to the National Assembly and the three arms zone disrupted the protest by the Shiites, firing teargas to disperse the crowd.
The police have taken control of the area.