Colombia: Journalist and social leader Wilder Córdoba murdered in Nariño

  • Source: AFP
  • November 29, 2022

"A journalist and director of a local television channel was killed by gunmen in southern Colombia, the Colombian Attorney General's Office said Tues. Nov. 29). 'The Attorney General's Office learned of the death of journalist and social leader Wilder Alfredo Córdoba in the municipality of La Unión, Nariño,' they said on social media.

Authorities of the locality specified that it was a murder committed by gunmen on Mon. night, Nov. 28. Córdoba was attacked from a motorcycle while traveling through a rural area of the municipality, one of his colleagues told AFP. He spoke on condition of anonymity for 'security reasons.'

The journalist 'was making reports and news about the local administration and about insecurity in the municipality,' detailed on Twitter the Colombian NGO Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, by its Spanish acronym)."

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