ByÂ Anayo Okoli
Umuahiaâ€”GOVERNOR Theodore Orji of Abia state has condemned the brutal killing the Guardian Newspaper Assistant Editor, Politics, Mr. Bayo Ohu just as he challenged the Nigerian police and other security agencies to ensure that no stone was left unturned to track down those behind the gruesome killing andÂ ensure that they are brought to book.
Governor Orji, in a condolence message to late Bayo Ohuâ€˜s family, who was murdered at his Lagos residence on Sunday, expressed shock at the manner journalists have suddenly become endangered species.
Orji noted that Ohuâ€™s death at a time, the coronerâ€™s inquest is still going on, in the murder of late Abayomi Ogundeji and that of late Godwin Agbroko both of Thisday Newspapers, clearly manifests the state of insecurity in the country. He lamented that the onslaught may be an attempt to gag the fearless Nigerian press.
Orji, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kingsley Emereuwa said, â€œonly recently, a report revealed that over 135 journalists lost their lives in 2008 across the world, in the course of discharging of their duties.”