The Zamfara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), has condemned the gruesome murder of Mallam Hamisu Danjibga, a Correspondent of the Voice of Nigeria ( VON), in the state.
In a statement on Wednesday in Gusau, Ibrahim Ahmad, secretary of the state Council of the NUJ, called for a thorough investigation into the unfortunate incident. It was gathered that Danjibga was killed on Saturday night by suspected assassins who dumped his corpse in a soak-away behind his house in Gusau.
According to Ahmad, his corpse was found in a soak-away behind his house three days after he was declared missing.
The statement said, “The discovery of his corpse was as a result of the unpleasant odour observed by Islamiya school children in the evening of Wednesday 20th September, 2023”.
The statement added that the Islamiya school children drew the attention of their teachers to the offensive odour.
Ahmad said soak- away was subsequently broken and a decomposing corpse identified by the family of the journalist was recovered.
Ahmad said the deceased was buried on Wednesday according to Islamic rites.
“The union extends it heartfelt condolence to the family, VON, and the entire (people of) 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”, the statement said.