IPC’s Centre for Safety and Protection of Journalists (I-CSPJ), Lagos-Nigeria is dismayed over the alleged gruesome killing of Hamisu Danjibga, a veteran radio reporter in Zamfara State who was found dead in a soak away pit in his house, Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
A statement signed by the Press Freedom Officer, IPC, Melody Akinjiyan and made available to newsmen, says the veteran journalist, before he met the sad fate, worked with the Voice of Nigeria (VON) for several years, and had spent over three decades as a reporter.
The statement said he was declared missing three days before his corpse was found.
Report published on Premium Times website states that, “the discovery of his corpse was a result of an unpleasant odour observed by Islamiyah children in the evening of Wednesday who drew the attention of their teachers.”
“After breaking the soak away, the body was confirmed to be that of Danjibga by his family and some neighbours”, the report further revealed.
IPC Executive Director, Mr. Lanre Arogundade described the circumstances of Danjibga’s death as bizarre, considering that the family had raised an alarm that he was missing three days, before his corpse was eventually found in a soak away pit in his house.
“We urge security agencies to carry out immediate and thorough investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding his death. This will go a long way to bring succour to the family and colleagues that Hamisu Danjibga left behind”, Arogundade said.
IPC condoled with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased.