UPDATE: Police confirm kidnappers killed Sowore’s brother, abducted five others
Edo Police Command on Saturday morning confirmed that suspected kidnappers killed Sowere Felix Olajide, the younger brother of the convener of “Revolution Now”, Omoyele Sowore.
The command’s spokesman, Bello Kontongs, in a one-paragraph message sent to journalists, said “in addition to killing the younger Sowore, the suspected kidnappers made away with five unidentified persons, just as he added that Sowore’s corpse had been deposited at the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital.”
The PPRO’s message, all in upper cases, reads:
“Good morning all. This is to confirm to you that suspected kidnappers at about 06:45hrs along Lagos-Benin Expressway by Isuwa kidnapped five unidentified persons and on (sic) the process shot to death one Sowore Felix Olajide, male, a pharmacy student of Igbinedion University, Okada. His remain has been deposited at IUTH mortuary, Okada, while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnap victims through search and rescue operation.”
The elder Sowore, had in a statement early Saturday, announced that “his immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo State by reportedly herdsmen /kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he is studying Pharmacy.”
“They snuffed out the life yet another real human being!”
“Rest In Power, ‘Dr. Mamiye!’ Sowore wrote, mourning his brother.”