Reporter shot dead while covering bombings

2012-01-21 07:36

A Nigerian journalist was killed covering yesterday’s bomb attacks in the northern city of Kano.

Television reporter Enenche Akogwu was interviewing witnesses of the attacks that left at least seven dead when he was shot, media reported.

The 31-year-old died at the scene.

“We condemn the murder of Akogwu and extend our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues,” said Mohamed Keita of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.

“Nigerian authorities must spare no efforts in bringing his killers to justice,” he said.

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