Police reacts to killing of Omoyele Sowore’s younger brother, says killer kidnapped five
Police in Edo state has disclosed that five people were kidnapped during the attack that led to the death of Olajide Sowore.
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that Olajide Sowore, the immediate younger brother of the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore has been shot dead in Edo state.
The deceased, Olayinka was a student of Igbinedion University, Okada.
Reacting to the sad development, the police public relations office in Edo state, Bello Kontongs said: “This is to confirm to you that suspected kidnappers at about 0645hrs along the Lagos-Benin Expressway by Isuwa kidnapped five unidentified persons.
“And in the process, they shot dead one, Sowore Felix Olajide, male, a pharmacy student of Igbinedion University Okada.
“In addition to killing the younger Sowore, the suspected kidnappers made away with five unidentified persons.
“His remains has been deposited at IUTH mortuary, Okada, while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnapped victims.”
According to Kontongs, “search and rescue operations are ongoing” to apprehend the culprits.
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