Robbers Kill TheSun Correspondent


Armed robbers have killed a correspondent of TheSun newspaper in Sokoto State.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ahmed Oyerinde was killed along Koko-Yauri road in Kebbi State on Friday.

Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State has expressed shock at the killing of Oyerinde.

A statement signed by Abubakar Dangusau, the Special Adviser to Wamakko on Press Affairs, said in Sokoto that the late Oyerinde contributed immensely to the development journalism for about three decades.

According to the statement, the deceased’s wealth of experience, piety, humility and doggedness would be missed by his colleagues and the general public.

The statement further said that Oyerinde died at a time when his invaluable services were seriously needed .

“Gov. Wamakko is, therefore, extending his heartfelt condolences and those of the government and people of the state to his family, the NUJ national president and its members nationwide,” it added.

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Wamakko prayed God to grant repose to the soul of the deceased, and the family and the union, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Also in a statement, the Sokoto State council of the NUJ expressed shock at the killing and prayed for the repose his soul.

The statement, jointly signed by the chairman and secretary, Labaran Dundaye and Bashir Mani, respectively said the deceased had a successful journalism career spanning about 30 years .

The statement condemned the rising cases of insecurity in the country, and urged the “security agencies to urgently rise to the ever-increasing challenges of adequately securing lives and property across the nation”.

The deceased, who died at the age of 57, is survived by a wife and seven children.

His remains were buried in his hometown, Offa, in Kwara State on Saturday according to Islamic rites.

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