Saturday, 21 January 2012

Channels TV loses reporter in Kano Attacks


A journalist working with Channels Television was among the people killed in the multiple bombs experienced in Kano Friday.
 Enenche Akogwu

Channels TV last night officially confirmed the death of the reporter Enenche Akogwu.

The 31-year-old reporter was shot by unidentified 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.

Enenche Akogwu has been covering 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.
Channel management said it was ‘deeply saddened by the death of their courageous reporter’.


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