Armed robbers have assaulted and stabbed to death a journalist with the Radio Nigeria, Abuja, Mr Chris Edoga.
The deceased was at his home in the Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory when the unidentified criminals raided his apartment and stabbed him last Tuesday. He was rushed to the hospital by good Samaritans but passed on the next day.
A colleague of the deceased, Kayode Irebi, said Edoga was sleeping when he was awoken by abnormal commotion in his flat.
On close examination of where the clamor was coming from, the deceased saw the unwanted guests carting away his television set as well as other personal effects.
Irebi said, “Edoga was sleeping and woke up to find unknown people ransacking his property; on seeing that he had woken up, the hoodlums attacked and stabbed him with a knife in the head and the stomach.
“He suffered a ruptured intestine and was subsequently rushed to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital on Tuesday, but he was not operated on until 24 hours later. He died during the surgical procedure.”
News men discovered that hoodlums had been terrorizing occupants of Gwagwalada area in the last two months.
The hoodlums are said to often operate in groups and armed with automatic weapons and machetes.