Journalists Killed in 1996 - Motive Unconfirmed: Chinedu Offoaro
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 1997|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1996 - Motive Unconfirmed: Chinedu Offoaro, January 1997, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64950328.html [accessed 2 March 2015]|
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May 1, 1996, in Nigeria, Nigeria
Offoaro, a reporter for The Guardian, has been missing since the third week in May. He failed to return to the newspaper's offices on May 26 from a reporting assignment in Owerri, Imo State. His family was unable to locate him and have presumed him dead. State Security Service officials refused to cooperate with the family or to answer questions about whether they detained Offoaro.