Enenche Akogwu

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Unidentified gunmen shot Akogwu, 31, a reporter and camera
operator with independent broadcaster Channels
, as he interviewed witnesses of terrorist attacks in the city of
Kano, local journalists told CPJ. Akogwu had just returned from a police news
conference following coordinated bombings by the extremist Islamist group Boko
Haram that left at least 178 people dead, according to news

In a statement,
Reuters Editor-in-Chief Stephen Adler said, “We are shocked and saddened at the
death of Channels TV reporter Akogwu Enenche who has contributed footage to
Reuters over the last few months.”

Channels TV General Manager of Operations Kayode Akintemi
described Akogwu as “a very hard-working journalist who traveled to some of the
most dangerous places in northern Nigeria to get these stories,” Leadership
newspaper reported.