NUJ condemns murder of member in Bayelsa, calls for Justice

Apr 18 2017 - 3:34pm

The Federated Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Bayelsa Council, has condemned the Easter Sunday’s killing of a Yenagoa-based journalist, Mr Famous Giobaro, by gunmen.

The chapel made the condemnation in a statement issued by its Chairman and Secretary, Messrs Kola Oredipe and Chris Eze, on Tuesday in Yenagoa.

The union urged the Police Command in the state to apprehend the culprits and bring them to book, describing the killing as “an act of wickedness”.

Giobaro, a Desk Editor with the state-owned Radio Bayelsa and indigene of Otuedo in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state, was killed in the early hours of Sunday in his house in Yenagoa.

“The death of Famous Giobaro who was a jolly good fellow, is a great loss to the journalism profession.

“We call on the Bayelsa Government and the Police Command in Bayelsa to immediately cause an investigation into the gruesome murder to unravel those behind the killing.

“This must not go as one of the unresolved killings of journalists across the country.

“The chapel sends its condolences to the immediate family of late Giobaro and the Management and staff of Radio Bayelsa Glory FM,” it said.

The union prayed God to grant the soul of the departed journalist eternal rest.

(NAN)

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