Hamisu Danjibga, a journalist from Zamfara who had been reported missing, has been discovered dead, as confirmed by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). The union’s secretary, Ibrahim Gada, released a statement detailing the grim discovery.
According to the statement, “Zamfara State Council of NUJ 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 going missing.
“The discovery of his corpse was a result of an unpleasant odor perceived by Islamiya children in the evening of September 20, 2023, who drew the attention of their teachers.
“After breaking the soakaway, 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 condolences 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,” the statement added.