Newspaper editor killed in Onitsha

Posted by Editor on January 15, 2013.

Gunmen suspected to be assassins have killed the Editor of an Onitsha-based newspaper, Anambra News, Mr. IK Udendu.

According to family sources, his killers who dumped his body at Afor Nkpor after killing him, must have shot the journalist on Saturday night.

The sources said Udendu must have been killed on his way back home to Ogidi, near Onitsha after he had gone to Onitsha to monitor the printing of the newspaper.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Udendu’s elder brother, Chukwulozie, who is publisher of the newspaper, said the body of his brother had been deposited at Iyi-Enu Hospital Mortuary, Ogidi for autopsy.

Chukwulozie, who said he received an anonymous phone call on Saturday night telling him to pick his brother’s corpse at Afor Nkpor, noted that the journalist had no misunderstanding with anybody that could warrant his murder.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ballah Nasarawa, who expressed concern over the incident, promised to bring the culprits to book.

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