A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the murder of Olajide Sowore, brother of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore.
1st News had also reported that Sowore, on his Facebook page, said his brother was shot dead; by suspected herdsmen as well as kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he was studying Pharmacy.
In his reaction on Saturday, September 4, Atiku expressed his condolences and also urged the government to arrest the perpetrators.
“I just received news of the reported killing of Mr Olajide Sowore, a student of Igbinedion University and the immediate younger brother of human rights activist, @YeleSowore. His death, and indeed the killings and daily abductions of innocent citizens, saddens me.
“Every death diminishes our humanity. My sincere condolences to the Sowore family and his friends. May his soul rest in peace,” Atiku said.
Also, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, vowed to bring to book, the killers of Olajide Sowore.
Obaseki wrote this on Facebook in a condolence message to the Sowore family on Saturday.
“The news of Olajide’s death is heartbreaking; and we will make all efforts to bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice,” Obaseki’s message read.
“On behalf of the people and government of Edo State, I condole with the Sowore family and pray that God will grant all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”
In the same vein, a former Senator, Ben Murray Bruce wrote Twitter: “Sincere condolences to the Sowore family and loved ones over the death of Olajide Sowore, a student of pharmacy at the Igbinedion University, Edo State.
“I urge the government to spare no resources in bringing his killers to book. May his soul rest in peace.”
The Edo police spokesperson, Kontongs Bello, said the remains of the deceased; have been deposited at the morgue in Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, Okada.