A first class graduate, Mr Sule Mathew, has been reportedly killed by unknown gunmen in Anambra.
Mathew who studied Information and Media Studies recently bagged first class from the Faculty of Communication, Bayero University Kano.
He was killed along with some passengers he was travelling with at Ekwulobia, a town in Anambra, news platform, PR Nigeria, where he once interned, made the announcement.
According to a fellow ex-intern at PR Nigeria, Silas Manager, Mathew had planned to go for the mandatory youth service corps before his death.
â€œMathew was among the first set of students to intern with PRNigeria Centre in Kano in 2019. He lost his father in June, few months to his final examination, and graduated as the overall best student of our Department in August 2021 and was due to enrol for mandatory NYSC programme next week,â€ Salis said.
â€œHe was on a 6-month non-residential fellowship program that trains, and mentors young citizen activists to push for democratic reforms â€“ Gidan Yanci. He was on his way to Anambra from Abuja when the gunmen attacked their vehicleâ€ a tear-filled Mr Gambo Ibrahim said of the deceased.
â€œAfter waylaying them, the gunmen opened fire on them killing all of them except the driver who escaped. So, when we couldnâ€™t reach him and hear of the incidence, we sent Suleâ€™s picture to the mortuary to confirm if he was among those killed and we got feedback that he was identified among those killed,â€ she narrated.
â€œPrior to this sad news, I kept calling him on phone but couldnâ€™t reach him then suddenly we heard this sad news. I am so shocked,â€ Binta Musawa, Mr Suleâ€™s coursemate stated.