Olajide, the younger brother of Sahara Reporters’ publisher and human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, has been killed.
Sowore reportedly made the announcement in a Facebook post on Saturday, according to multiple reports.
The activist said his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen operating as kidnappers.
The deceased is said to be in his late 40s.
Meanwhile, the Edo State Police Command has confirmed the killing of Olajide by kidnappers around 6 am on Saturday.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Kontongs Bello, told The PUNCH on Saturday that the remains had been deposited at IUTH Mortuary, Okada.
Bello said the late Sowore was killed when gunmen kidnapped about five persons.
The PPRO said, “This is to confirm to you that suspected kidnappers at about 0645hrs along the Lagos-Benin Expressway by Isuwa kidnapped five unidentified persons and in the process shot to death one Sowore Felix Olajide male a Pharmacy student of Igbinedion University Okada.
“His remains have been deposited at IUTH Mortuary Okada while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnap victims. Search and rescue operation is ongoing.”
According to the former presidential candidate, the deceased, a student of Igbinedion University, was shot dead along the Lagos-Benin Expressway in Edo State.
Sowore posted, “My 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 of yet another real human being! Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!”
“This act in itself will not delay their day of justice.
“I travelled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy!
“You, Mr. Sunshine Foundation who made everyone happy.
“You, the boy who snuck out his older ones to parties, taking all the blames when our disciplinarian father found out.
“You, the guy who was an out-of-the-box thinker who decided school wasn’t for you and created your own genre of music and then turned around to go to school after you almost turned 50!
“You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now assassinated by everything that’s not alright! Saddest day yet!”
Omoyele Sowore was arrested and beaten during a protest in Abuja on January 1, 2021.
Also, he was injured by a police officer during a protest in Abuja on May 31, 2021.