Abuja - Some journalists have described the death of three journalists in Osun on Friday as shocking and a great loss to the nation.
dead journalists are Olatunde Ojenike of Federal Radio Corporation of
Nigeria, Ibadan, Adolphus Okonkwo, Champion Newspapers, and Kafayat
Odunsi of Nigeria Television Authority.
Ten others sustained
injuries in the accident, which occurred near Ilesha in Osun, and are
receiving treatment at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.
The National Secretary of the Nigeria
Union of Journalists (NUJ), Shuibu Leman, told the News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) that "it was a sad moment for the union and the nation as
Leman told NAN at the time of filing this report that officials of the union were on their way to Osun to assess the situation.
Chairman of NUJ, Abuja Council, Mr Chucks Ehirim, said, "it was indeed a
great shock as the three late journalists were very alive and active on
Thursday at a meeting of the union.
``We are all shocked by the
incident. They were our colleagues and we were all together in the
meeting till late on Thursday. It is unfortunate because they died in