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Journalists Killed in 1999 - Motive Confirmed: Sam Nimfa-Jan

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2000
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1999 - Motive Confirmed: Sam Nimfa-Jan, January 2000, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64953721.html [accessed 21 August 2014]
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May 27, 1999, in Kafanchan, Nigeria

Nimfa-Jan, a journalist with the magazine Details, based in Jos, Plateau State, was killed in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, during ethnic clashes. He was on assignment covering riots between the Hausa Fulani and Zangon-Kataf groups that broke out over the installation of a new emir (traditional local leader) in the Jema'a area. Nigerian journalists, quoting local residents, said that Nimfa-Jan's corpse was found with arrows protruding from its back. Suspicions were apparently high that Hausas had killed him.

Medium:Print
Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Human Rights
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group

 

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