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Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Sunday Gyang Bwede

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Sunday Gyang Bwede, January 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e54d6a1c.html [accessed 23 July 2014]
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The Light Bearer
April 24, 2010, in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria

Reporter Bwede, 39, and Deputy Editor Nathan S. Dabak, 36, journalists for the monthly newspaper of the Church of Christ in Nigeria, were driving to an assignment when they were attacked by a mob in Jos, capital of central Plateau state, according to the local chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists and news reports.

Light Bearer Editor-in-Chief Gyarta Pofi told CPJ that the two journalists had chartered a motorcycle to travel to a scheduled interview with national parliamentarian Bitrus Kaze concerning ongoing outbreaks of deadly violence between Muslims and Christians in the area. Dabak and Bwede were stabbed by Muslim youths reacting to the discovery of a slain Muslim individual near a church, Katdapba Gobum, chairman of the local journalist union branch, told CPJ.

Medium:Print
Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Culture, Politics
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Mob Violence
Impunity:Yes
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