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Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Unconfirmed: Nansok Sallah

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 18 December 2012
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2012 - Motive Unconfirmed: Nansok Sallah, 18 December 2012, available at: [accessed 22 January 2018]
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Highland FM
January 18, 2012, in Jos, Nigeria

The body of Sallah, news editor for the government-owned radio station Highland FM, was found face down in a shallow stream under a bridge in the central town of Jos, less than 200 meters (650 feet) from a military checkpoint, local journalists told CPJ.

Sallah, 46, had a wound on his head behind his right ear, seemingly from a sharp object, but there were no bruises on his body, Highland FM General Manager Terzungwe Wua told CPJ. The journalist's colleagues told CPJ they suspected Sallah had been targeted because none of his valuables, including 6,100 naira (about US$38), were stolen.

Sallah was the producer of Highland Profile, a weekly call-in program, but had not reported any threats, Highland FM Head of News and Current Affairs Nanbam Go'ar told CPJ. The journalist had not reported any threats, Go'ar said.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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