Bandits suspected to have murdered VON correspondent in Zamfara
The murder of Alhaji Hamisu Danjibga, the state Correspondent of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), was on Wednesday confirmed by the Zamfara Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
A statement issued in Gusau by the state NUJ Secretary, Ibrahim Ahmad, said that the body of the deceased was dumped in a soakaway by those who murdered him.
“The discovery of his corpse was as result of unpleasant odour perceived by children of an Islamic School behind his house in the evening of Wednesday September 20, 2023.
Read the statement: “After breaking the sockaway, the dead body was confirmed to be that of Danjibga by his family and some neighbors”.
Danjibga, it was gathered, had been missing for three days before his corpse was found.
Sources said that the family was initially contacted to pay one million Naira for his release, but the figure was raised by the faceless persons suspected to have murdered him.
The police, it was also learnt, had arrested one person suspected to have been involved in the killing of the veteran journalist.
The NUJ extended its condolences to the deceased family, VON, and entire people of Zamfara, just as it urged security agencies to thoroughly investigate the matter and bring to justice the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
The deceased has been buried in Gusau, according to Islamic injunctions.