The Zamfara Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Wednesday confirmed the murder of Alhaji Hamisu Danjibga, the state Correspondent of the Voice of Nigeria (VON).
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 odor observed by children of an Islamic School behind his house in the evening of Wednesday Sept. 20, 2023.
“After breaking the sockaway, the dead body was confirmed to be that of Danjibga by his family and some neighbors”, the statement said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that Danjibga 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.
NAN also gathered that the police had arrested one person suspected of involvement in the killing of the veteran journalist.
The NUJ extended its condolences to the deceased family, VON, and entire people of Zamfara.
It urged security agencies to thoroughly investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.
The deceased has been buried in Gusau according to Islamic injunctions. (NAN)