By Taye Obateru
Jos – The Plateau State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has described the killing of late Bayo Ohu of The Guardian newspaper as a challenge to the new Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ogbonnaya Onovo to resolve cases of murdered journalists in the country.
The council in a condolence message jointly signed by the Chairman, Kadapba Gobum and Secretary Isaac Shobayo described Ohuâ€™s murder as â€œone death too many for journalists in the countryâ€ urging the police to ensure that the killers are found and brought to book.
It commiserated with the family of the late journalist describing his gruesome murder in the presence of his children as callous and disheartening.
According to the union, â€œHis killing is callous and unnecessary. It is shocking and wicked to waste the life of such a promising young man. It is monumental loss and one death too many for the media industry.â€
It expressed concern at the increasing wave of assassinations and kidnappings in the country which it said was denting the image of the country and called on the police and other security agencies to do something urgently about the situation.