A correspondent of the African Independent Television (AIT), Mallam Muhammad Danladi Ibrahim, has died in an auto crash.
The accident reportedly occurred on April 21, in Minna, Niger.
Chairman and Secretary of the Niger State Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ) Niger State Council, Yakubu Mustapha and Daniel Atori, confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday April 22, in Minna.
The statement reads: “With total submission to the will of Almighty Allah, we received with shock the sudden death of a dedicated, hardworking and gentle colleague,”
“Until his death, Mallam Muhammad Danladi Abubakar was Niger State Correspondent of the African Independent Television (AIT)
“We will surely miss him, especially his commitment to the union activities in the state, for being passionate about the growth and development of our dear profession in all ramifications.”
“May his gentle soul rest in peace and may God grant his family and the media world the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.”
The deceased was laid to rest on Friday morning in accordance to with the Islamic rites of passage at the Muslims Burial Ground along Dutdhen Kura road- Kure Market – Kpankungu community after the Janais prayers were said at Mypa Schools junction, Dutsen Kura Gwari, Minna.