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AIT reporter, wife, three children die in auto crash



A reporter with the African Independent Television (AIT), Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, his wife and three children have lost their lives in a ghastly autocrash.

Abdullahi, a senior journalist was said to be going to his hometown, Okaba, in Ankpa local government area of Kogi state in preparation for his daughter’s wedding coming up this December when the accident occurred between Ojodu and Ochadamu communities along Ajaokuta- Ayingba high way.

He was said to be travelling in his Peugeot 504 Saloon car along with three of his children and his pregnant wife when the accident occurred.

According to an eye witness account, Abdullahi was involved in a head on collision when he was trying to negotiate a bend as a Toyota hiace  belonging to a transport company was also trying to overtake him on a top speed which led to a collision with an oncoming vehicle.

He was said to have died instantly with his three children and the wife who was five months pregnant.

Abdullahi described as a “crack reporter” had worked with  media outfits including the Sentinel, The National Mirror, Royal Time and at a point was a publisher of the Trumpet before joining the AIT.

Reacting to the incident, Chairman  of Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Kogi State, Comrade Friday Idachaba expressed shock over the sudden death of the journalist and his family members and described him as ” a very brilliant and hard working journalist who has carved a niche for himself “.

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