NUJ declares seven-day mourning for killed journalist

NUJ declares seven-day mourning for killed journalist

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Ondo has declared seven-day mourning to honour a reporter, Olubunmi Afuye, killed on Thursday in a bank robbery.

Mr Afuye, popularly known as ‘Bumbam,’ was killed alongside two others, including a policeman and motorcyclist, on Thursday at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore local government area.

This was contained in a statement by the NUJ in Akure.

Mr Afuye worked with the Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC) and Orange FM before he resigned
to join Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, as its spokesman.

The statement said, “His untimely killing by dare-devil armed robbers at Ilara-Mokin is the highest level of callousness, wickedness and unforgivable act of cutting short the life of one of our brightest, cerebral and versatile colleagues. It is indeed a case of ‘sunset at noon’ in Ondo state journalism fraternity.”

The statement further said the NUJ would miss his contributions to the union.

“We register our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the wife, children, family, media professionals (especially ORANGE FM/OSRC), friends, and Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, where Bunmi was recently appointed as the public relations officer, over this irreparable loss.

“We equally condole families and colleagues of the policeman and motorcyclist killed in the bank robbery. While declaring seven days of mourning, the Ondo NUJ demands that security operatives should do everything humanly possible to bring the perpetrators of the heinous act to justice within the shortest time,” it said.

(NAN)

Source: Peoples Gazette

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