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Gunmen have killed Olajide the younger brother of Sahara Reporters’ Publisher and human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore.
Sowore confirmed this in a Facebook post on Saturday.
The activist said his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen or kidnappers.
The deceased is said to be in his late 40s.
According to him, the deceased was killed on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State.
The police had yet to react to the student’s death as of the time of filing this report.
Sowore posted, “My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen/kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he is studying Pharmacy.
“They snuffed out the life of yet another real human being! Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!”
“This act in itself will not delay their day of justice.
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“I travelled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy!
“You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy.
“You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out.
“You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created your own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50!
“You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright! Saddest day yet!”
Omoyele Sowore, who is a former presidential candidate, had earlier also claimed that the Nigerian government is after his life.
This post was written by Obiajulu Joel Nwolu.
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