Barely two weeks after one of Liberia’s top talk show hosts, T-Max Jlateh of Sky FM on his program, 50-50 alarmed that journalists were allegedly been targeted to be killed, and the surprise visit to his residence group of armed men, a local community radio producer was last week found death with gunshot wounds in Gbarnga, Bong County.
Chris David, a reporter working for Radio Paraclete was found dead at 8:45 PM on Thursday after he had just left from on air.
David’s death has sparked protests from motorcyclists in Gbarnga, who are demanding the intervention of the Liberia National Police.
David’s body was discovered Friday afternoon in Gbarnga by relatives and friends who had gone searching for him.
Radio Paraclete’s station manager, Nathan Matthews, described his former reporter as a dedicated staffer of the station.
This latest development has reawakened the alarm recently raised by Mr. Jlateh that some journalists were been targeted to be eliminated for reasons best known to those who believed to be the perpetrators of this heinous act.
Local journalists in the county are expressing fear in the performing of their journalistic assignments; they are calling on the government to immediately probe the death of their colleagues.