24.1 C
Abuja

Omoyele Sowore loses brother to gunshot by suspected kidnappers

Advertisement

Related

Advertisement
Advertisement
1min read

SAHARA Reporters’ Publisher Omoyele Sowore has lost his younger brother Olajide Sowore to gunshot by suspected kidnappers.

Sowore, who announced the demise on his Facebook page on Saturday, stated that Olajide was shot and killed near Okada in Edo State

“My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo State by reportedly herdsmen/kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo sate where he is studying Pharmacy.”

Sowore noted that the deceased had earlier decided not to go to school to face his music career before making a U-turn to enrol at the school while he was close to 50 years.

“You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright!”

In his reaction, the Nigeria’s Minister of State for Labour and Employment Festus Keyamo, while commiserating with Sowore, said Olajide’s killing was a senseless one.

“It is quite sad and regrettable that such a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal elements.”

- Advertisement -

Keyamo added that himself and other compatriots would pressurise the law-enforcement agents to track down and bring the killers to justice without delay.

“This, and many others around the country, must be checkmated with all arsenals at our disposal.”

He, however, urged Sowore to take heart and remain committed to Nigeria’s cause.

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

[molongui_author_box]

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation

Advertisement

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

Advertisement

Recent

Insecurity: 287 people killed in Southeast in 5 months

TWO hundred and eight-five people have died due to insecurity in the last five...

Shuaib Yaman emerges PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kwara state 

By Dare Akogun SHUAIB Abdullahi Yaman has emerged as the gubernatorial candidate of the People's...

Monkeypox is endemic in Nigeria. But surveillance isn’t what it should be

Oyewale Tomori, Nigerian Academy of Science There has been an outbreak of monkeypox cases in...

Makinde, Adediran emerge PDP’s guber candidates in Oyo, Lagos

OYO State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has emerged winner of the governorship primary of the...

Insecurity: Soludo declares curfew in Anambra, bans okada, keke in eight LGAs

GOVERNOR of Anambra State Chukwuma Soludo has declared a curfew in the state. Soludo also...
Advertisement

Most Read

Advertisement

Subscribe to our newsletter

Advertisement