Benue Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Victoria Asher, is dead, Truetalknews reports.
This was made known in a statement on Saturday by the Secretary of NUJ Benue Council, Mr. Moses Akaahan.
He stated Asher died at Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi after a caesarian session surgery around 8 am on Saturday.
According to Akaahan, the Benue NUJ Council will give notice for an emergency congress to that effect in due course.
Comrade Victoria is the second Benue Nigeria Union Journalist chairman to die in office.
Her predecessor, David Ukuma, was in office for less than six months before he died.
Meanwhile, Gunmen on Friday attacked the residence of the lawmaker representing Gwadabawa/Illela federal constituency, Abdullahi Balarabe Salame.
It was reported that the gunmen attacked his residence in the Bado area of Sokoto around 3 am.
The lawmaker while speaking on the development noted that he killed one of the assailants.
He said, “I was attacked in my house in Sokoto by armed robbers. But by Allah’s powers, I was able to shoot and kill one, and injured some”.
The former Speaker of the Sokoto State House of Assembly also shared photos of the foiled attack.
“They came to destroy him. Allah (SWT) did not give them the opportunity because Allah (SWT) promised to protect anyone who stands for truth and trust.”
“This attack is not the first time. It has been done to the people who stand because society is facing this kind of challenge”, a supporter, Bilal Goronyo wrote on Facebook.