A missing Zamfara journalist Hamisu Danjibga has been found dead,
This was disclosed by the state chapter of the Nigeria Union Journalist (NUJ) on Thursday.
He was declared missing earlier in the week but later found dead, the union’s secretary Ibrahim Gada said in a statement.
“Zamfara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists regrets to announce the death of Hamisu Danjibga a reporter with Voice of Nigeria (VON) whose body was found in a soakaway behind his house three days after missing,” the statement added.
“The discovery of his corpse was a result of an unpleasant odor observed by Islamiya Children in the evening of Wednesday 20th September 2023 who drew the attention of their teachers.
“After breaking the sock away the dead body was confirmed to be that of Danjibga by his family and some neighbors. His funeral rites have since been observed according to Islamic injunctions.
“The Union extends its heartfelt condolence to the family, Voice of Nigeria, and the entire Zamfara state.
“The Council while expressing deep concern over the nature of Danjibga’s demise, appealed to security agencies to thoroughly investigate the matter and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice.”