FRCN correspondent gruesomely killed in Adamawa

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Adamawa State-based correspondent for the Federal Radion Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Mr. Maxwell Nashan, has been hacked to death in a bush on the outskirts of Vunokilan, Girei Local Government Area of the state.

Locals said some female farmers found the victim tied, with his mouth sealed and cuts on his body.

NAN reported that the women contacted operatives of the civil defence who rushed to the scene and took him to the hospital.

One of his colleagues, Mr. Fidelis Jocktan, said Nashan, who was preparing for his wedding, “was picked by his assailants at his residence in Bachure area.

“They did not take anything from his house. They took him away and dropped him near the station tied up and unconscious.

“There are signs of beatings and cuts on his body. Some women going to the farm saw him and reported to civil defence operatives at the station who rushed him to hospital.”

Confirming the development, the Adamawa chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr. Donald Dedan, said Nashan died at the hospital.

Dedan urged the police and other security agencies in the state to fish out the killers.

He decried the growing cases of insecurity, particularly kidnapping and banditry in Adamawa.

When contacted, the Adamawa police command spokesman, Mr. Suleiman Yahaya, confirmed the incident but said he was yet to get full details.

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