CKN News Publisher Pays Tribute To Chuks Obed Killed By Unknown Gunmen In Imo State


I don't even know how to start and end this story 

But speaking of Obed Chux in the past is what I am finding difficult to comprehend 

Our path crossed about 15 years or so ago when the then Sector Commander of FRSC Lagos Commander  ACM Jonas Agwu were presenting OGA DRIVER radio programme on Radio Continental 

Obed used to accompany Benedict Okoh and his partner to the studio to present automedics 

We normally take over from them 

Ify Onyegbule and Citizen Jone usually anchor the AM programmes then 

Obed and i kicked off a brotherly relationship from there till he met his untimely death 

Obed is one of my most trusted and resourceful Ireporter, and because of the nature of his job, he travels a lot.

He loves the CKN NEWS with so much passion 

Whenever he sent me a report ( atleast once a week ) I never queried or tried to authenticate it because I know it's always factual 

Sometime in December last year, I got a call from him 

He told me he was in Imo State with his boss 

He also requested I should always pray for him, that Imo State is just too hot these days.

He lives in Lagos 

A lot of killings and shootings were happening in the east  , I begged him to be very careful 

A month later his daughter got married in Lagos, he was so so happy and even sent me pictures to use as news 

He reacts to virtually all my posts on both Facebook and WhatsApp 

Obed is well grounded when it comes to information 

His last chat with me on WhatsApp was on the 10th of this month ( see screenshot)

For few days now I've not heard from him , just thought it was one of those days he is likely to be engaged 

Alas I never knew Obed was already dead 

He died the same say he chatted with last, wasted  unknown gunmen in Imo State during a visit with his boss

It was just this morning I learnt that his burial is holding tomorrow 

Just like that 

No goodbye , he was not even given the opportunity to say his last prayers 

Obed is not a politician, he is not a rich man , I don't even think he owns a car.

He is a lover of bikes 

So why would unknown gunmen target him 

His country has failed him just like many others like him 

I am shaken by this death 

Why would anyone take a life he cannot create 

He is an Igbo man going about his daily bread , shy should he be killed and targeted 

Adieu my brother 

I am still in shock

Let me leave it at that for now

Chris Kehinde Nwandu a Public Affairs Analyst and Journalist is the Editor In Chief of CKN News 


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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