Sahara Reporters’ Publisher and human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, has lost his immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore to the fatal attacks of suspected herdsmen.
Sowore said the brother, a 40-year-old student of Igbinedion University, was killed in Edo State.
Persecondnews reports that Sowore had posted on his Facebook page: “My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen/kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he is studying Pharmacy.
“They snuffed out the life of yet another real human being! Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!
“This act in itself will not delay their day of justice.
“I travelled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy!
“You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy.
“You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out.
“You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created your own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50!
“You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright! Saddest day yet!”
Omoyele Sowore, a presidential candidate in the 2019 poll, was arrested and beaten during a protest in Abuja on January 1, 2021 by security agents.
Again, on May 31, 2021, he was injured by a police officer during a protest in Abuja