Olajide Sowore who was murdered in Edo State has been laid to rest in his home state of Ondo. The younger brother of rights activist, Omoyele Sowore met his untimely death on Benin-Ore road in hands of Fulani herdsmen. He was until his death, a pharmacy student of Igbinedion University Okada.
The rights activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters in a message sent to Daily Blast correspondent thanked Nigerians for their support and sympathy during the family’s period of trial/
Today, I am returning to you ALL for your support, companionship and sympathy extended towards our family over the untimely but gruesome murder of our beloved brother, Olajide Sowore.
Of particular note are those early callers who commiserated with our family when this dastardly incident broke, we must here specially mention our comrades who took the risk to be physically present at his funeral and those who joined virtually across the world and stayed till my brother was interned at Kiribo, our home town.
We reserve a special place for pathologists, lawyers and a handful of law enforcement officers who though limited by prevailing incompetence on the police did their personal best to assist the family by fully cooperating to ensure that a befitting burial was done.
We send our regards to compatriots who defy our family rejection of fundraising to provide their token of support to our brother’s immediate family.
We are immensely grateful to each and everyone who took out time to drop a comment, salutations and words of encouragement throughout this period.
Finally we thank the authorities of Igbinedion University in Okada for their generosity in providing a motor hearse to convey our brother to his final resting place. We thank the clergymen who conducted his burial on the least laborious manner to assuage our pains.
It is important to state that our commitment by joining in popular efforts to bring about revolutionary change in Nigeria remains unwavering.
Those who didn’t get specific mention were not overlooked especially the great people of Kiribo who took the loss with grace and gave our brother a befitting burial!”