The Zamfara state council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Zamfara State Council has expressed worry and regret on the gruesome murder of a veteran journalist Hamisu Danjibga who was slaughtered by unknown assassins.
In a press statement signed by Secretary of the Union Ibrahim Ahmad Gada and made available to Radio Nigeria in Gusau said the NUJ “regret to announce the death of Hamisu Danjibga a reporter with Voice of Nigeria (VON) whose body was found in a sock away behind his house three days after missing.”
He explained that the discovery of the deceased corpse followed an unpleasant odor perceived from a soakaway by pupils of an Islamic school situated directly behind Danjibga’s home in the evening of today (Wednesday) 20th September,2023 who drew the attention of their teachers.
Ibrahim said, after residents of the area removed the slaps used to cover the soakaway, a dead body was found which family and neighborhood confirmed it to be that of Danjibga. Immediately all necessary arrangements were made for funeral and burial and were done in accordance with the Islamic rites.
He said the Union extends its heartfelt condolence to his family, Voice of Nigeria, journalists, Zamfara state government and people of the state for the monumental loss.
According to him, the Council, while expressing deep concern over the nature of Danjibga’s death, they appealed to security agencies to as a matter of responsibility thoroughly investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.