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UNESCO Condemns assassination of Nigerian Journalist

afrol News, 26 August - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization chief, Koïchiro Matsuura, has condemned murder of senior Nigerian newspaper journalist, Paul Abayomi Ogundeji, shot in capital, Abuja on 17 August.

Mr Ogundeji, is second member of Thisday editorial board newspaper based in Lagos, to be murdered in two years, Mr Matsuura reminded.

UNESCO, UN agency, with full authority to defend freedom of expression and press freedom, has since expressed its hope to see culprits behind the murder to be speedily brought to trial.

"His killing is a blow to the basic human right of freedom of expression in Nigeria," Mr Matsuura said.

He further said Lagos police have expended their energy to prove their innocence and prove that Mr Ogundeji was indeed killed by armed robbers.

"The law enforcement agents should investigate and find Ogundeji 's killers as two weeks have passed and this might be one of the many unresolved murders of prominent Nigerians", Mr Matsuura said.

UNESCO is concerned about security and safety of Nigerian journalists, as they are still unconvinced that police are innocence, he added.


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