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*By David Uka, Abakaliki*

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has expressed great shock over the death of the Vice Chairman of the Ebonyi State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Samuel Nweke and commiserated with his immediate family and the union.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, Governor Umahi described his death as tragic and called for full investigation into the circumstances surrounding his demise.

He described Nweke as great journalist and believer in his administration’s resolve to develop all sectors of the state economy simultaneously using mass media as vehicle for social engineering.

The Governor further commiserated with the family of the late NUJ Vice Chairman, the Ebonyi Broadcasting Corporation, EBBC and members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ in the state.

He expressed optimism that security agencies will carry out full investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death and bring the perpetrators to book while praying God to grant his soul eternal rest.

Samuel Nweke died along Nkalagu area of the state while returning from Abeokuta, Ogun State capital after attending the NUJ national delegate conference held on Friday.

It was gathered that some armed bandits intercepted their vehicle along Nkalagu axis and ordered them to lie down on the expressway when another vehicle on high speed ran over them and killed Sam Nweke on the spot while other occupants of the vehicle sustained various degrees of injuries from matchet cuts from the armed robbers.

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