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11 Journalists Killed In Nigeria; Ranks 12 In Impunity Index


Eleven journalists have been killed in Nigeria between 1992 and 2020 while performing their duty, reports

According to Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in its latest report, about 300 journalists were murdered globally during the same period under review.

The United States of America based non-profit organisation stated further that Nigeria ranks 12th globally in its Impunity Index.

Among those killed in the period under review are: Bayo Ohu and Tunde Oladepo, both of The Guardian newspapers; Enenche Akogwu and Precious Owolabi, both of Channels TV; Fidelis Ikwuebe, a freelance journalist; and Nathan Dabak.

Others are: Okezie Amaruben and Sunday Bwede of The Light Bearer; Sam Ninfa Jan, Details; Samson Boyi, The Scope; and Zakariya Isa of the Nigeria Television Authority (NTA).

CPJ also stated that 12 journalists and five media outlets were attacked during the #EndSARS protests which erupted throughout the country in October and the violence that followed it.

The group lamented that over 83 percent cases of murdered journalists throughout the world have not achieved success.

Four countries: Somalia, Syria, Iraq and South Sudan occupied the first four positions in respective order in the Impunity Index list.