A television journalist was fatally shot while interviewing witnesses of a terrorist attack on Jan. 20., according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Channels Television reporter and videographer Enenche Akogwu, 31, was reporting in Nigeria’s second largest city, Kano when the incident occurred.
In response to Akogwu’s death, Channels published this quote by Akogwu “my love for Nigeria has been a compelling impetus charting the course of my life courageous in the face of adversities, hopeful when confronted with despair and delighted when the society makes appreciable progress.”
With more than 100 fatalities, Reuters reported that the coordinated bombings and shootings that took place Friday in Kano were the deadliest terrorist assault by Islamist sect Boko Harem in a single day. In addition to the fatalities, eight buildings were targeted including police headquarters, police stations, the headquarters of the secret services and the immigration head office, according to the Reuters report.
Earlier in the week, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported that Nonsok Sallah, 46, news editor of government-owned radio station Highland FM, was found dead in a stream in the central Nigerian city of Jos on Jan. 19, 2011. CPJ reports that colleagues believe Sallah was murdered.