Journalist Dies in Fatal Accident- Others Mourn Fintiri


Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, has sent his condolences to the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over the death of its member, Ibrahim Abdulaziz. A road accident has claimed the lives of the Adamawa State correspondent of Voice of America (VOA) and Premium Times’ Ibrahim.

The deceased, who was also a broadcaster with Yola based radio/tv home, Gotel Communications, died Friday in a road accident on the Bauchi-Alkaleri highway during a trip for a wedding.

Ibrahim who also ran Adamawa Times, an online news medium, could be remembered as a mixer who got along properly with virtually everyone. He was the immediate past assistant secretary of Correspondents’ Chapel in Adamawa State and was last seen by his fellow correspondents at the Correspondents Chapel Gallery within the Deputy Governor’s Office advanced, Yola, in the afternoon of Thursday, February four, when Governor Nyesom Wike visited the state.

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As his colleagues were leaving for the Yola International Airport to be part of the convoy to receive visiting Nyesom Wike, Ibrahim had left for the Gotel Communications broadcasting complex in Girei, to current a programme. Governor Fintiri, in a statement, signed and passed to newsmen by his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou, expressed his personal condolences and that of the government and all the individuals of Adamawa State to NUJ, the family of the deceased and his close associates.

“Abdulaziz’s death is coming at a time when the media industry can benefit more from his wealth of experience,” Governor Fintirri stated. He urged the family and friends of the deceased to draw courage and strength from Allah at this trying moment.

The Adamawa State chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) said in a statement Friday evening that Ibrahim’s sudden death was disheartening. “The Adamawa State council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) regrets to announce the death of one of its members, Ibrahim Abdullazeez,” Secretary of the NUJ, Fidelis Jockthan stated in the statement. The NUJ scribe consoled members and urged them to await further development regarding Ibrahim’s burial arrangements.


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