Practicing Journalists in Edo State now live in fear following the killing of the crime reporter of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Mr Joshua Edeghagba.
Edeghagba who was killed on Tuesday night, brought the total number of journalists killed in the last onemonth to five.
The slain journalist was felled in the cross-fire between men of the Nigeria Police and gunmen who were engaged in a robbery operation.
He was allegedly shot by the gunmen who shot sporadically into the air in a shootout with policemen after a robbery operation the Lagos Street end of the busy Dawson Road, Benin City.
Sources said the journalist was caught in the scene after he left his mechanic’s workshop on the same road, where he had gone to drop the car he bought two weeks ago from the mechanic with complaints of major faults.
He was said to have heeded the advice of the mechanic to bring the vehicle to his shop and actually did so but was on a motorbike heading home when he met his untimely death in the hands of the dare-devil gunmen.
Edeghagba, a father of three who was employed in 2011 with the Bronze FM, a federal government-owned broadcast station, was reputed to be abreast of crime reporting.
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