Eiphraim Audu

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

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.