Ondo: Akeredolu mourns journalist killed by armed robbers
The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has described the death of a journalist killed by armed robbers in Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state as a personal loss.
The governor who stated this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Richard Olatunde, said he was touched by the dastardly act that has cost the journalism profession a bright and upcoming star.
The statement read that: “The governor has just a few hours ago, received the sad news of the untimely death of Mr Bunmi Afuye.
“According to preliminary reports, Bunmi, who until his demise was a public relations officer at the Elizade University, Ilaramokin, was shot by armed robbers who were robbing a bank in the town.
“He was particularly close to us; we all admired his candour and carriage, especially his brilliant delivery at functions he compered that we had reasons to grace. His demise is not just painful. It is very pathetic and unbearable.”
Akeredolu expressed his heartfelt condolences to the wife and children, family, the university community, as well as the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over this loss that he considered a personal one.
Meanwhile, a specific directive has been given to security agents by the governor that the perpetrators of the heinous crime be apprehended and brought to book in the shortest possible time.
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