Sule Mathew, a first-class graduate of Communication, Bayero University Kano (BUK), has been killed in Anambra.

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Mathew was shot dead alongside some passengers in Ekwulobia while preparing for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

According to PRNigeria, a news platform under which he had interned, Mathew’s remains have been deposited at the General Hospital Ekwulobia.

Salis Manager, a coursemate of the deceased who was also said to have interned with him, said he was listed to participate in the forthcoming orientation programme of the NYSC before his death.

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“Mathew was among the first set of students to intern with PRNigeria Centre in Kano in 2019,” Salis said

“He lost his father in June, a 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.

“He was on a 6-month non-residential fellowship program that trains, and mentors young citizen activists to push for democratic reforms – Gidan Yanci.

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“He was on his way to Anambra from Abuja when the gunmen attacked their vehicle.”

Jemila, his sister, was quoted to have said Mathew travelled with his boss and other passengers including the driver in a private vehicle.

“After waylaying them, gunmen opened fire on them killing all of them except the driver who escaped,” she said.

“So, when we couldn’t reach him and hear of the incidence, we sent Sule’s picture to the mortuary to confirm if he was among those killed and we got feedback that he was identified among those killed.”

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Binta Musawa, another coursemate of the deceased, added: “Prior to this sad news, I kept calling him on phone but couldn’t reach him then suddenly we heard this sad news. I am so shocked.”

As of when this report was filed, Ikenga Tochukwu, the Anambra police spokesperson, had yet to respond to TheCable Lifestyle on the case.



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