The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo has commiserated with publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore on the killing of his younger brother, Olajide Sowore earlier Saturday morning by gun wielding herdsmen.
It was earlier reported on Cherrylmedia that the younger Sowore was killed by armed men suspected by witnessed to be herdsmen while travelling between Benin and Ondo on Saturday morning.
Keyamo in a statement on Saturday said it was sad that such a young man as Olajide was cut down in his prime. He promised to join forces with other stakeholders to mount pressure on security agents to bring his killers to justice.
“I read with deep sadness the reports on the senseless killing of your younger brother, Mr. Jide Sowore, a student of pharmacy at Igbinedion University, Okada, in Edo State, this morning. It is quite sad and regrettable that such a young man would be cut down in his prime by criminal elements.
“Myself and other compatriots would be pressurising the law-enforcement agents to track down these killers without delay and bring them to justice. This, and many others around the country, must be checkmated with all arsenals at our disposal.
“I urge you to take heart and remain committed to helping the nation find a lasting solution to some of these numerous challenges,” Keyamo said in a statement.