Edo Police Command on Saturday, 4th September, 2021 confirmed that suspected kidnappers killed Felix Olajide Sowore, a younger brother of the convener of Revolution Now and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore. Police also confirmed that five other persons were kidnapped during the attack. The victim, Felix, was a pharmacy student at Igbinedion University.
Meanwhile an Islamic human rights advocacy group has strongly condemned the killing. In a message circulated to the media on Saturday, 4th September, 2021, the group told the Edo Police Command to find the killers of Sowore’s brother. MURIC’s statement was signed by its director and founder, Professor Ishaq Akintola.
The message reads:
“We of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) hereby strongly condemn the killing of Felix Olajide Sowore. What is the crime of this student? Why must our young brains be wasted in this manner? This is one killing too many. We call on the Edo Police Command to find his killers without delay.
“This kind of tragedy should not be happening around this time. We are not unaware of the travails of the victim’s senior brother in the hands of security agencies. It saddens our hearts to learn of this heart-breaking calamity around this time. The police must therefore go all out for Felix’s assailants.
“This killing must be condemned by all right-thinking Nigerians. It is a heinous crime. It is wicked, heartless and inexplicable. The killers can run but they cannot hide. The long arms of the law must catch them.
“Our hearts bleed for the Sowore family at this time. We pray that Almighty God will give them the fortitude to bear the loss. We console the indefatigable activist, Omoyele Sowore. We salute his doggedness and ask him to take heart. It is not over until it is over. May the killers of Felix never find peace.”
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