Journalists Killed  |  Sierra Leone

Ishmael Jalloh


June 3, 1997, in Allentown, Sierra Leone

Jalloh, a freelance reporter for the independent newspapers Punch, Storm, and Vision, was killed while covering the battle at Allentown of the combined battalion of the Revolutionary United Front and Sierra Leone Armed Forces Revolutionary Council with Nigerian soldiers of the West African peace monitoring force, ECOMOG.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: Yes

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Military Officials

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