Tragedy has struck the FCT council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) following the death of three of its members.
The council called for prayers for the three deceased members including, Grace Nwodo (Madam Waka), Chris Edoga and Olajide Fashikun.
A statement by the Chairman of the Council, Emmanuel Ogbeche, on Sunday, described the deaths of the trio as “unnerving and worrying,”.
Ogbeche said that the death of Nwodo, Edoga and Fashikun, had left huge vacuum that would not be easily filled.
“The deaths are troubling and leave profound sadness. I condole with our colleagues and the families of the deceased.
” At a time such as this, I urge all of us to be prayerful and take our personal health and security seriously, especially as the general elections draw closer,” he said.
The chairman said that Grace Nwodo, a staff of Multimesh Broadcasting Company (MBC), operators of LOVE FM 104.5 & CROWTHER RADIO as well as anchor of the popular Programme, MADAM WAKA, died in an auto crash last month.
He said Edoga, a sports reporter with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, was murdered in his home in Gwagwalada, Abuja, few hours after leaving office last Tuesday, and later confirmed died in an hospital on Friday.
Ogbeche said Fashikun reportedly died on Sunday at the Federal Medical Center, Abuja. A sports writer and athlete, Fashikun was the publisher of GongNews, an online newspaper.
The chairman said that the council would announce a date for service of songs for the deceased at the next congress.