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NUJ declares one week mourning for assassinated journalist

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… As Gunmen kill 2 in Kaduna community***

The Adamawa Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ) has declared a one week mourning for late Maxwell Nashon, a journalist who was murdered on Wednesday in the state.

Nashon was a reporter with Fombina FM, Yola, before he was killed.

Mr Ishaku Donald, the state NUJ Chairman said this in a statement on Friday in Yola.

The NUJ, Adamawa Council has declared one week mourning and prayers for the repose of the soul of our great member, late Maxwell Nashon.

“His killing was not only inhumane and barbaric but unpardonable injury meted on the union.

“While the union condoles with the family of the deceased, management and staff of the FRCN Fombina FM Yola, it calls on the State Government and security agencies to step up measures to stem the current insecurity challenge,” Donald said.

He said that the council would continue to remember Nashon for his commitment and sacrifice to duty.

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In the meantime, two persons have been killed following attack on Gora-Gan community in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State by gunmen.

Mr. Elias Manza, the Chairman of the local government area who confirmed the incident, said the attackers opened fire on some youths playing around the village market square on Friday evening.

Manza  reported on Saturday that the incident was a surprise to residents.

“The attackers came on motorcycles and opened fire on the youth playing, killing two females while two males sustained injuries.

“The injured are currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital, but the good news is that normalcy has been restored to the area,’’ he said.

The chairman said security operatives had since been drafted to the affected community, and advised members of the area to remain calm.

He appealed against any form of reprisal attack, adding that efforts were on to unmask the perpetrators of the ungodly act.

Manza urged people of the area to be more vigilant and report any suspicious person(s) to security operatives.

 

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