Nigeria: IFJ condemns murder of radio journalist

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in condemning the murder by two unidentified gunmen of journalist Famous Giobaro, who worked for state-owned Radio Glory FM 97.1. According to reports two unidentified gunmen broke in and shot Giobaro several times in the stomach at his residence in Yenagoa, a local government area in the Bayelsa State in Nigeria, on 16 April, 2017. No reason has been given for this attack so far. Baysela Council of the NUJ described the attack as “shocking”. NUJ Chairman John Angese and General Secretary Stanley Imgbi expressed their deepest condolences saying that Giobaro’s death was a huge loss for the union. The IFJ joined calls by press freedom campaigners on the Bayelsa State Government to urgently investigate the assassination and take measures to find and punish the assassins.

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