Friday, September 17, 2021

Gunmen kill Sowore’s brother in Edo

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, Saturday morning in edo shot dead Mr Olajide Sowore, the immediate younger brother of Omoyele, African Action Congress, AAC’s presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections.

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This was made known by Sowore, who is also the publisher of an online platform, SaharaReporters, in a message sent to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

He said Mr Olajide was killed on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo where he was studying Pharmacy.

According to him, “I have VERY SAD NEWS!

“My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo State by reportedly herdsmen/kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo sate where he is studying Pharmacy.

“They snuffed out the life of yet another real human being!

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“Rest In Power, ‘Dr. Mamiye!’ This act in itself will not delay their day of justice. I traveled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew.

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“You, Mr Magnet had no enemy! You, Mr Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy. You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out. You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created you own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50!

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“You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright! Saddest day yet!”


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