Islamist militants operating in Kano have shot dead a reporter- Enenche Akogwu -with Lagos based private television-Channels TV.
The reporter who was recording the location of the multiple bomb attacks in Kano today was shot shortly after arriving at the scene of the Farm center police station attack in Kano.
After the first explosion at the police headquarters, Mr. Enenche reportedly went out to the spot to ask a few people loitering around about the blast thinking they could provide eyewitness accounts. However, they pull a gun and shot and killed him on the spot.
ChannelsTV Release on the killing of Enenche:
“My love for Nigeria has been a compelling impetus charting the course of my life courageous in the face of adversities, hopeful when confronted with despair and delighted when the society makes appreciable progress.”
- Enenche Akogwu
Channels Television officially confirms, with great sadness, the death of our reporter Enenche Akogwu who was killed in the Kano city’s multiple attacks on Friday.
The 31-year-old reporter was shot by unknown gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect, outside the Kano state government house while in the line of duty.
Akogwu graduated Benue State University in 2004 and joined Channels Television as a reporter in the nation’s capital city of Abuja, two years ago. He was later made the station’s correspondent in Kano.
A resourceful and fearless reporter, Enenche Akogwu covered the northern region uncovering breaking stories and events across the troubled northern region.
He was the winner of Channels Television’s 2011 Chairman’s award and was honoured at the station’s end of the year celebration.
Akogwu had only returned to Kano two days ago after spending some time in Lagos. The management is deeply saddened by the death of their courageous reporter.