The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom is unhappy over the recent murder of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of Omoyele Sowore
In wake of incessant attacks and killings in the country, the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom has again expressed deep concern over rising insecurity in the country.
TVC News reported that Ortom condemned the gruesome murder of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of Sahara Reporters’ publisher, Omoyele Sowore by suspected gunmen who disguised as herdsmen.
The governor said the death of Olajide showed the worsening security situation across the country.
He expressed hope that the security agencies will apprehend those responsible for the murder of the young man who was a pharmacy student at Igbinedion University
Governor Ortom, however, prayed God grants the soul of the departed eternal rest and his family the fortitude to bear the terrible loss.
Meanwhile, the Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, joined several other prominent Nigerians to also condemn the brutal murder of Olajide Sowore, Saharareporters reported also.
Olajide was murdered in cold blood by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Saturday, September 4, in the Okada area of Edo State. In a statement released by Richard Olatunde, his chief press secretary, on Sunday, September 5, Akeredolu commiserated with the deceased’s family over the unfortunate incident
Olajide Sowore: Police Finally Reveal why Gunmen Killed Activist’s Brother
Earlier, it was reported that the police command in Edo state has disclosed that Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of the Sahara Reporters publisher, was killed by gunmen because he refused to stop on their order.
This was revealed by the spokesman of the command, Kontongs Bello, on Sunday, September 5, according to reports.
The spokesman added that serious bush combing is being carried out by local vigilantes in Okada, the police team from the state headquarters, and the divisional police in the area.