December 14, 2007
His Excellency Umaru Musa Yar'Adua
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
C/o The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
3519 International Court NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
Via facsimile: (202) 362-6552
The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes your recent directive to Nigeria's federal police to renew investigations into all unresolved criminal cases, particularly assassinations. As an organization of journalists dedicated to defending our colleagues worldwide, we would like to draw your attention to a pattern of impunity in the violent murders and disappearances of at least five Nigerian journalists since 1986.