Tragedy Saturday morning befell the Sowore family, as Olajide, a younger brother to the Sahara Reporters’ Publisher and Human Rights Activist, Omoyele Sowore, was killed by suspected Fulani Herdsmen on his way to Lagos.
Olajide was said to be a Pharmacy student of Igbinedon University Okada.
The Human Rights Activist via his Facebook page on Saturday morning, wrote
“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.
“They snuffed out the life yet another real human being!
Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!”
“This act in itself will not delay their day of justice.
“I traveled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy!
“You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy.
“You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out.
“You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created you own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50!
“You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright!
“Saddest day yet!”
Confirming the report, the PPRO of Edo State Police Command, SP Bello Katongos said, he was killed by suspected kidnappers at about 06.45am at the Lagos-Benin Expressway.
He said his remains has been deposited at the IUTH Mortuary, Okada, while efforts are ongoing to rescue the five kidnap victims.
JUST IN: Popular Ex-agitator Commits Suicide
There were pandemonium and rude shock on Saturday evening in Ogbe-Ijaw, an Ijaw community that serves as headquarters of Warri South-West council as popular ex-agitator from the Ijaw extraction, Friday Igbegbe, commits suicide.
An anonymity pleading source who disclosed this to CONGRESS NEWS said reason why he took his life by succide was yet unknown.
The body of the ex-agitator has been deposited in the mortuary in Warri, Delta State.
Stakeholders in the Ijaw struggle have consequently expressed shock over the incident.
The late militant war Lord hailed from Ijaw in Ogbe-Ijoh community, Warri South west local government area of Delta state.
Replying to SMS sent by INFO DAILY to Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command, SP Bright Edafe, he said he was not aware of the development.
Gunmen Kidnap Two Little Girls From Mother’s Car In Ondo
Two little girls have been kidnapped in Ondo State by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The two girls of nursery and kindergarten classes were snatched from their mother’s car in Akure, the State capital.
The incident occurred at Leo area of Akure metropolis when the victims’ mother was driving into their compound in their ash coloured Toyota Camry, popularly known as ‘muscle’.
The incident was said to have been reported to the police.
Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, DSP Funmi Odunlami, disclosed that the mother of the kids reported the case at the police station shortly after it happened.
While stating that the anti-kidnapping section was already handling the issue, the PPRO said she was not sure if the kidnappers had contacted the family.
Scores Burnt As Fire Guts Illegal Refinery In Rivers
About 25 persons are reported to have been burnt in the Rumuekpe community in the Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State following a fire outbreak from an illegal local refinery popularly known as Kpofire.
The incident took place on Thursday, according to eyewitnesses.
The fire broke out after a pipe exploded at the site of the illegal refinery.
The leader of a local vigilante group in the area, Frank Nwazimutor who confirmed the incident, however, said he counted only four dead bodies from his own village alone, saying that more persons than estimated may have been affected by the fire.
According to him “about 22 people were there but not all of them were burnt to death”.
He said the community has remained calm but that tension is high in the forest where the fire broke out.
The vigilante leader however blamed the increasing practice of illegal refineries on lack of employment opportunities.
The Rivers State Police Command is yet to react to the incident.
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