First class graduate shot dead while traveling from Kano to Anambra for NYSC

Unknown gunmen have killed Sule Mathew, a fresh graduate from the Bayero University, Kano with other passengers at Ekwulobia, in Anambra State.

The first-class from the Faculty of Communication was on his way to Anambra state for the mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps scheme.

A coursemate of late Sule, Silas Manager, who spoke to PR Nigeria said late Mathew was billed to participate in the forthcoming orientation program of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) before his death.

“Mathew 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 manager said

Another coursemate said;

”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” a tear-filled Mr Gambo Ibrahim, a bosom friend of Mr Mathew, who had been living with him right from their Diploma days narrated.

His sister, Jemila disclosed that Mathew traveled with his boss on that ill-fated day along with other passengers including the driver in a private vehicle.

“After waylaying them, the gunmen opened fire on them killing all of them except the driver who escaped. So, when we couldn’t reach him and heard of the incident, 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

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