Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Unconfirmed: Eiphraim Audu
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2009|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Unconfirmed: Eiphraim Audu, January 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e649671c.html [accessed 19 June 2013]|
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Nasarawa State Broadcasting Service
October 16, 2008, in Lafia, Nigeria
Unidentified gunmen shot Audu, a state radio journalist, outside his home in Lafia, central Nigeria, according to local journalists and the Nigerian Union of Journalists. Audu, who had just returned from a state function, briefly left his house to visit neighbors when he was ambushed.
None of his belongings were stolen, said Shu'aibu Usman Leman, secretary of the journalists union.
Police did not identify suspects or a motive. Emeka Izeze, editor-in-chief of The Guardian, told CPJ that Audu was not controversial. Izeze said he knew of nothing that could have triggered an attack.
Audu was a senior radio journalist with the Nasarawa State Broadcasting Service and the chairman of the credential committee for the coming Nigeria Union of Journalist elections in Nasarawa.