Three of the Algerian journalists covering the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON 2021 in Cameroon were reported to have been robbed, with one of them stabbed.
According to reports, the incident happened as they were leaving their Douala hotel on Sunday night.
The Algerian journalists were said to have been stripped of their phones, wallets, and computers.
According to an Algerian news site, one of the three stabbed journalists is a member of the Algerian Press Service (APS).
The African Football Confederation (CAF) has responded to the incident.
“CAF is aware of an alleged robbery 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 wish them speedy recovery. For now, we will await a detailed report of what transpired.
“The safety of each and every individual attending the Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations is a priority for CAF and also our partners, the Cameroon government.”