Abuja, April 28, 2021 – Nigerian authorities should thoroughly investigate the attack on journalist Frederick Olatunde Odimayo and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

On April 16, in Lokoja, the capital of the northwestern state of Kogi, five men attacked Odimayo, a freelance reporter and editor with the privately-owned broadcaster Grace FM, beating him until he lost consciousness, according to news reports and the journalist, who spoke to CPJ in a phone interview.

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Report Details

Report Type: Physical Attack
Location: Kogi
Victim: Frederick Olatunde Odimayo
Affiliation: Grace FM
Assailant: 5 Unknown men