Missing Vanguard reporter, Tordue Henry Salem, found dead


Tordue Henry Salem, an Abuja-based journalist who went missing in October has been found dead. He was a reporter covering the House of Representatives for Vanguard Newspaper.

Salem was last seen around Total filling station, close to the Force headquarters, Abuja, on October 13, 2021. Some persons have reportedly been arrested in connection with his disappearance, Daily Trust reported.

One of them is identified as Prince Enyenihi, who was said to have contacted the journalist’s wife to demand a N100 million ransom.

“If you don’t pay, Tordue will be killed in seven days. For more information, call this number,” a text message from Enyenihi to Salem’s wife reportedly read.

The House of Representatives had called on Nigerian security agencies to launch an investigation into the whereabouts of the missing journalist and give a report to the house in two
weeks. This was made known in a motion raised on Tuesday by Ndudi
Elumelu, the minority leader of the house.

In the motion, Elumelu raised concerns that the sudden disappearance of the journalist is “an extension of the deteriorating state of insecurity in the nation’s capital which questions the efficiency of the country’s security operatives”.

Credit: Tori4town

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