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Bunmi Afuye’s death, a painful personal loss – Gov

By Adekola Afolabi

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The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has described the news of the untimely death of a seasoned broadcaster, Mr Bunmi Afuye, as a painful and a personal loss to him.
Afuye, until his demise was a Public Relations Officer at the Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo state. He was yesterday shot by armed robbers who were robbing a bank in the town
The Governor in his condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Richard Olatunde said he was touched by the dastardly act that has cost the Journalism profession a bright and upcoming star.
“He was particularly close to us; we all admired his candour and carriage, especially his brilliant delivery at functions he compered that we had reasons to grace. His demise is not just painful. It is very pathetic and unbearable,” the Governor added.
Akeredolu expressed his heartfelt condolence to the wife and children, family, the university community as well as the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over the loss.
Meanwhile, a specific directive has been given by the Governor that the perpetrators of the heinous crime be apprehended and brought to book in the shortest possible time.

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