The Edo State Police Command has confirmed the murder of Olajide Sowore, brother of Sahara Reporters Publisher, Omoyele Sowore by suspeced kidnappers around 6:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Sowore had earlier announced on his Facebook profile that Olajide were killed by gunmen.
He was a pharmacy student at the Igbinedion University Okada and was killed along the Lagos-Benin expressway when gunmen kidnapped about five persons travelling on the route.
The Police spokesperson in the state, Kontongs Bello said his body has been deposited at the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital (IUTH) mortuary while search and rescue operation is ongoing for those abducted.
“This is to confirm to you that suspected kidnappers at about 0645hrs along Lagos-Benin expressway, by Isuwa, kidnapped five unidentified persons and in the process shot to death one Sowore Felix Olajide, male, a pharmacy student of Igbinedion University, Okada.
“His remains have been deposited at IUTH mortuary Okada, while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnap victims. Search and rescue operation is ongoing,” the police statement read in part.