A missing journalist with Voice of Nigeria (VON), Hamisu Danjibga, has been found dead in Zamfara State.
The Secretary of the Zamfara state chapter of the Nigeria Union Journalist (NUJ), Ibrahim Gada, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Gusau, the state capital.
According to the NUJ, the reporter was declared missing earlier in the week but was later found dead in a soakaway behind his house three days later.
The union, therefore, expressed deep concern over the nature of Danjibga’s demise and appealed to security agencies to thoroughly investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.
The statement reads: “The Zamfara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists regrets to announce the death of Hamisu Danjibga a reporter with Voice of Nigeria (VON) whose body was found in a soakaway behind his house three days after missing.
“The discovery of his corpse was a result of an unpleasant odour observed by Islamiya Children in the evening of Wednesday 20th September 2023 who drew the attention of their teachers.
“After breaking the sock away the dead body was confirmed to be that of Danjibga by his family and some neighbours. His funeral rites have since been observed according to Islamic injunctions.
“The Union extends its heartfelt condolence to the family, Voice of Nigeria, and the entire Zamfara state.
“The Council while expressing deep concern over the nature of Danjibga’s demise, appealed to security agencies to thoroughly investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.”