PPRO (Public Affairs and Press Representative) Kontongs Bello assured newsmen in Benin.
Presumptive kidnappers shot and killed Sowore in Okada, Ovia North-East Local Government Area.
I think that it has become very important for the police to let the public know that they are on top of things since yesterday (Saturday) at 6:45 a.m., says Mr. A.
As of yesterday, the Okada Division Police and all of the tactical teams in Okada joined forces to search the forest.
To arrest the kidnappers and rescue five other people, the local vigilantes in Okada, the state headquarters police, and local divisional police are all combing the bush together.
It was revealed in the statement that Sowore was not one of the passengers on the commercial bus, which belonged to a private company, that was hijacked at 2:00 a.m.
We tried to stop Sowore, who was coming from Okazaki and on his way to Benin, but he wouldn’t budge, so they shot at his car.
As the statement reads, “The Commissioner of Police is doing everything possible to ensure the arrest of these people and the rescue of those kidnapped.”.
They have yet to establish contact with the families of their victims, according to a statement from the kidnappers.
Shooting of Sowore’s younger brother
Herdsmen in Edo State are believed to have killed Omoyele Sowore’s brother, who is the publisher of Sahara Reporters.
His Whatsapp contacts were informed of the death of Olajide Sowore, a pharmacy student at Igbinedion University in Edo State.
Olajide, his 50-year-old younger brother, was killed on his way home from university, according to the activist who began his message with “I have VERY SAD NEWS!”.
He was on his way to Igbinedion University in Edo State to study Pharmacy when he was shot and killed by herdsmen/kidnappers near Okada in Edo State.
One more life was snuffed out!
“Rest In Power, ‘Dr. Mamiye!’.
Part of the message read, “This act in itself will not delay their day of justice”.
Mr Sowore described the deceased as the most beloved child he had ever met.
It was Mr. Sowore’s memory of Olajide’s refusal to go to school at a young age that led him to change his mind at the age of almost 50.
“When I was a child, I travelled extensively with you and our father. You were the most adored child I’d ever met. Your enemy was none other than yourself!
We thank Mr. Sunshine Foundation for making everyone happy.
This is the boy who sneaked his older siblings away to parties and took all the blame when our strict father discovered it.
When you were a young man, you were known for thinking outside the box and creating your own musical genre. Then when you were almost 50, you decided it was time for college and returned to school!
Assassinated by all the things that aren’t right!
Saddest day of my life
Mr. Chidi Nwabuzor, whose name appears on the Edo State Police’s website as the spokesperson for Edo State Police, declined to comment, explaining that he had been redeployed.