Nearly three days after a first-class graduate, Sule Mathew was shot dead by unknown gunmen, the Anambra Police Command is yet to confirm the murder.
Sule Mathew was killed three days ago at Ekwulobia, Aguata local government Area.
It was gathered that Matthew, a graduate of Information and Media Studies of Faculty of Communication, Bayero University Kano (BUK) was shot dead while traveling to Anambra State.
Matthew was killed with other passengers at Ekwulobia, one of the largest cities in Anambra State.
It was also discovered that Mr. Mathew was billed to participate in the forthcoming orientation program of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) before his death.
“A source who gave his name as Salis said “Sule Matthew was among the first set of students to intern with PRNigeria Centre in Kano in 2019. He lost his father in June, a few months to his final examination, and graduated as the overall best student of our Department in August 2021 and was due to enroll for the mandatory NYSC program next week.
“He was on a 6-month non-residential fellowship program that trains, and mentors young citizen activists to push for democratic reforms – Gidan Yanci. He was on his way to Anambra from Abuja when the gunmen attacked their vehicle,” a tear-filled Mr. Gambo Ibrahim, a bosom friend of Mr. Mathew, who had been living with him right from their Diploma days, narrated.
His sister, Jemila disclosed that Mathew traveled with his boss on an ill-fated day along with other passengers including the driver in a private vehicle.
“After waylaying them, the gunmen opened fire on them killing all of them except the driver who escaped. So, when we couldn’t reach him and hear of the incident, we sent Sule’s picture to the mortuary to confirm if he was among those killed and we got feedback that he was identified among those killed,” she narrated.
“Before this sad news, I kept calling him on the phone but couldn’t reach him then suddenly we heard this sad news. I am so shocked,” Binta Musawa, Mr. Sule’s course-mate stated.
Mr. Mathew hails from Ayangaba Kogi State. He was co-founder of hostutors.com, a Nigerian social enterprise that focuses on making learning in formal and vocational education accessible and affordable for everyone by connecting all categories of learners with best-fit tutors.
His body is yet to be released at the time of this report from the mortuary at Ekwulobia.
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga who was contacted on the day of the incident is yet to confirm as at the time of this report.