Sule Matthew, a former intern with a popular media organization, was killed along with some travelers by gunmen in Anambra state.
Over the weekend, his bereaved family confirmed the tragic incident involving 21-year-old Matthew, who recently graduated with honors.
Mathew received his bachelor’s degree in information and media from the Faculty of Communication at Bayero University Kano (BUK).
The techie and others were assassinated in Ekwulobia, Aguata LGA. Their ashes were interred at the town’s General Hospital.
Jemila, Mathew’s sister, revealed that Mathew, his boss, and the rest of the group traveled in a private vehicle.
According to her, the assailants ambushed them and opened fire. Only the driver, who dashed out when he saw them, ran into the bush.
“When we couldn’t reach Sule and heard of the incident, we sent his picture to the mortuary. We got feedback that he was identified among those killed.”
“He was on his way to Anambra from Abuja when the gunmen attacked”, Mathew’s friend from Diploma days, Gambo Ibrahim bemoaned.
Salis Manager, a coursemate who interned with Mathew, said he was prepared to participate in the coming National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation.
Manager recalled that the deceased lost his father months to final examinations but still finished as the department’s Best Student in August 2021.
“He was on Gidan Yanci Fellowship, a 6-month programme that trains and mentors young citizen activists to push for democratic reforms”, he revealed.
Mathew hailed from Ayangaba in Kogi State. He was the co-founder of Hostutors, a social enterprise that makes learning in formal and vocational education accessible.