Journalist Escapes Assassins Bullets In Warri

A journalist has escaped the assassins’ bullets in Warri,Delta State.The gunmen, numbering over nine  swopped on the journalist and publisher of the Rainbow newspaper, Mr. Matthias Ogbagah on 31st of December 2014  at his Ogodo Street residence. The armed bandits, who found their way into the compound where Ogbagah resides at about 8pm, intercepted him (Ogbagah) as he made his way into the premises and shot him on his legs and ribs. Thinking he was dead, the bandits took to their heels, while shooting sporadically into the air to scare people away. Speaking to Sunday Vanguard on his hospital bed, the victim, who is also the Financial Secretary of the Ughelli Chapel, Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ, said he walked into the gunmen in within his compound before he was shot. He said: “Immediately I entered the compound, they accosted me and collected my phones and cash after which I was shot. They left me in my pool of blood thinking I was dead’’. Contacted, Delta State Police Command Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Celestine Kalu, confirmed the killing of Ekee but could not speak on the attack on Ogbagah. She, however, said the police were equal to the task of securing the state, saying detectives were on the trail of the suspected assassins.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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