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Photo Credit: Courtesy The Light Bearer


News Organization: THE LIGHT BEARER

Died: 2010

Location: NIGERIA

Bwede, a reporter for The Light Bearer, was traveling with deputy editor Nathan S. Dabak to interview a local politician about violence between Christian and Muslim groups when a mob attacked. Both men were stabbed to death. The Light Bearer is the monthly newspaper of the Church of Christ in Nigeria. The Committee to Protect Journalists noted that the number of unsolved murders of journalists in Nigeria is mounting. Bwede was 39.