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You are here:Home>>Strategic Research & Analysis>>Ik Udendu: An Onitsha Newspaper Editor Killed
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 04:47

Ik Udendu: An Onitsha Newspaper Editor Killed

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The Nation Newspaper reported that: " The Editor of Anambra News, a monthly local newspaper in Onitsha, Anambra State, Mr Ik Udendu, has been killed by suspected assassins.

The late Udendu was returning from Onitsha to his home in Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government, on Saturday night, when he was reportedly killed.


Police Commissioner Ballah Nasarawa confirmed the killing in Awka, the state capital.

He said he would investigate the matter to know those behind the killing."


It was disclosed by a relative that Udendu went to his printing press at Onitsha to review his printed papers but he never returned from the visit because he was later found murdered.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Henry Nwasike, and Secretary, Comrade Ifeoma Anumba, could not be reached for reactions yesterday.


The Nation further reported that: "The late editor’s elder brother, Chukwulozie, also a journalist and publisher of the paper, said the body of his slain brother had been deposited at the Iyi-Enu Hospital Mortuary, Ogidi, for autopsy.

Chukwulozie said his late brother had no misunderstanding or disagreement with anybody that could have warranted his murder.

He, however, said he received an anonymous phone call on Saturday night that he should pick his brother’s body in front of a restaurant at Afor Nkpor.

The publisher said the family contacted the vigilance group, which contacted Ogidi Police Station. According to him, the police took the body to nearby Iyi-Enu Hospital Mortuary. "

Onitsha city has lost one of the great contributors of journalism and development in Anambra State.

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