May 27, 1999, in Kafanchan, NigeriaNimfa-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.
Job: Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Human Rights
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group
- Attacks on the Press 1999: 1999 Death Toll: Listed by Country, March 22, 2000
- Attacks on the Press 1999: Nigeria, March 22, 2000