NUJ chairman condemns gruesome murder of NTA staff

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Kogi NUJ chairman, Comrade Momohjimoh Adeiza
Kogi NUJ chairman, Comrade Momohjimoh Adeiza

The Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) has denounced the horrid murder of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) employee, Chukwu Obiahu, in Okene, Kogi State.

The victim was allegedly stoned to death by yet-to-be identified persons, on his way home after he closed from work on Tuesday evening.

The Kogi State NUJ chairman, Comrade Momohjimoh Adeiza, while condemning the gruesome act, called on security operatives in the state to unmask the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to justice.

The NUJ chairman made the statement on Thursday while briefing newsmen on the incident.

Adeiza described Obiahu as a gentleman whose life was terminated by criminals.

While condoling with the NTA family over the unfortunate incident, the NUJ chairman noted that due to the rising insecurity in Nigeria, Nigerians have found it difficult to go about their legitimate businesses.

NTA staff stoned to death in Kogi

Speaking further, Adeiza said, “A young man who went to work to do his legitimate duty was killed on his way home. It is so sad, very unfortunate. At this juncture, I will want to call the Nigeria police, to do everything possible to unravel the circumstances behind the death of that young man.

“It is becoming increasingly difficult for people to do their legitimate business anywhere in Nigeria today. From the available information, he was a staff of NTA who closed at the end of the day he was going back home and was later killed. I want to commiserate with the family of the deceased and the entire NTA all over the country over the unfortunate incident”.

Continuing, the chairman stated that, “Like I said, the government should please do something to protect every Nigerians and the media broadcast inclusive. If the deceased had been provided with adequate cover, I believe what happened should not have happened.

“What we have heard is that he was closing late, and he was going home unprotected. No vehicle. If somebody must be closing from work at that ungodly hour of the night, something should be done for him to go home safely. I want to call on media owners to provide vehicles to convey their staff to their various destinations to avert future occurrence of this ugly incident.”