Police detain two brothers for allegedly killing VON journalists

Two suspects are currently being detained at the Tudun Wada Police Station in Gusau town, the Zamfara State capital for alleged killing a Voice of Nigeria reporter, Hamisu Danjigba.

The suspects; Bilal Haruna and Mansur Haruna, are the sons of late Danjigba’s elder brother, Malam Haruna.

Both of them were staying in late Danjigba’s house in Samaru area, Gusau before the incident happened.

There were series of complaints by late Danjigba on the unruly behaviour of the two suspects who were his elder brother’s children.

When Danjigba was declared missing last Saturday, many people were of the view that he was kidnapped by bandits.

There was also a text message, which was sent by unknown person, demanding the sum of N1m from his family as part payment before announcing the final ransom on Friday.

The family and friends struggled to know the whereabouts of Danjigba without success until on Wednesday when his dead body which was dumped in a soakaway behind his house in Samaru area of Gusau started to decompose and became fully exposed to the surrounding.

The soakaway was immediately dug out where late Danjigba was found with several cuts on his body.

Two prime suspects close to late Danjigba’s family were apprehended by the security personnel in relation to his brutal murder, while investigation into the matter was ongoing.

A funeral prayer for late Danjigba was performed near his house with hundreds of sympathisers in attendance.

He was immediately buried according to Islamic injunction.

Late Danjigba worked in many media houses such as, Ayau Newspapers, Kunnen Gari, Voice of Nigeria and Vision FM Nigeria.

He was survived by a wife, many children and grandchildren.

Meanwhile, the Zamfara State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has extended its condolences to the deceased family, VON, and the entire people of the state.

The union called on the security agencies to thoroughly investigate the matter and bring to justice the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

The spokesperson for the state police command, Yazid Abubakar, promised that a thorough investigation would be conducted into the matter with a view to ensuring that the perpetrators were brought to book.

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