The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kogi State Council, has called on security agencies to unravel the gruesome murder of a Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) staff member, Chukwu Obiahu, in Okene, Kogi State.

The state NUJ chairman, Momohjimoh Adeiza,made the call while speaking to journalists at a press conference.

Adeiza condemned the murder of  Late Obiahu who was allegedly stoned to death last Tuesday evening by unknown assailants shortly after he closed from work.

While commiserating with the NTA management over the loss, Adeiza observed that it has become very difficult for many Nigerians to go about their legitimate businesses freely.

He said: “A young man who went to work to do his legitimate job was killed on his way home. It is so sad! Very unfortunate! At this juncture, I will want to call the Nigerian police to do everything possible to unravel the circumstances behind the death of that young man.

“Also, it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to do their legitimate business anywhere in Nigeria today. From the available information, he was a staff of NTA who closed at the end of the day and was going back home, and in the process, he was killed. I want to commiserate with the family of the deceased and the entire NTA staff and management all over the country over the unfortunate incident.

“Like I said, the government should urgently protect every Nigerian, including the media and its professionals. If the deceased had been provided with adequate cover, I believe what happened should not have happened.

“What we heard is that he closed late from work, and he was going home unprotected, as there was no vehicle. If somebody must close from work at that ungodly hour of the night, something should be done for him or her to go home safely. I want to call on media owners to provide vehicles to convey their staff to their various destinations to avert future occurrence of this ugly incident.”

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