Sule Matthew, a first class graduate of Bayero University, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Anambra State.
Mathew studied Information and Media Studies and recently came out with first class from the Faculty of Communication, Bayero University Kano.
He was killed along with some passengers he was travelling with in Ekwulobia.
His demise was announced by PR Nigeria, a news platform where he served as an intern sometime ago.
Matthew’s internship colleague at PR Nigeria, Silas Manager, said the deceased had concluded plans to go for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps before his death.
“Sule Matthew, was among the first set of students to intern with PRNigeria Centre in Kano in 2019. He lost his father in June, few months to his final examination, and graduated as the overall best student of our Department in August 2021 and was due to enrol for mandatory NYSC programme next week,” Salis said.
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“He was on a 6-month non-residential fellowship program that trains, and mentors young citizen activists to push for democratic reforms – Gidan Yanci.
“He was on his way to Anambra from Abuja when the gunmen attacked their vehicle.”
“After waylaying them, the gunmen opened fire on them killing all of them except the driver who escaped.
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“So, when we couldn’t reach him and hear of the incidence, we sent Sule’s picture to the mortuary to confirm if he was among those killed and we got feedback that he was identified among those killed,” she narrated.
“Prior to this sad news, I kept calling him on phone but couldn’t reach him then suddenly we heard this sad news. I am so shocked,” Binta Musawa, Mr Sule’s course mate stated.