Tragic Loss Of VON Reporter Sparks Urgent Call For Justice In Zamfara

The Zamfara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) is deeply saddened by the untimely death of Hamisu Danjibga, a dedicated reporter at Voice of Nigeria (VON).

His lifeless body was found in a soakaway behind his home after he went missing for three days. The NUJ Secretary, Ibrahim G. Ahmad, shared this heartbreaking news in a press statement, explaining that the discovery was made due to a foul odor noticed by children on September 20, 2023.

Hamisu Danjibga’s funeral was conducted in accordance with Islamic traditions. The Union offers condolences to his family, VON, and the community and urges law enforcement to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.

The statement partly reads;

Zamfara State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists regret 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 missing.

The discovery of his corpse was as result of unpleasant odour observed by Islamiya Children in the evening of Wednesday 20th September,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 it heartfelt condolence to the family, Voice of Nigeria and 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