A senior reporter with the African Independent Television (AIT), Abdullahi Ibrahim, along with his wife and three children, died in an auto crash last Thursday, while on his way to his hometown, Okaba, in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State.
Ibrahim who was stationed in Agenebode, Edo State, was preparing for his daughter’s wedding coming up this December when the accident occurred between Ojodu and Ochadamu communities along the Ajaokuta-Ayingba highway.
He was said to be travelling in his Peugeot 504 saloon car, with three of his children and his pregnant wife, when the accident occurred.
Eyewitness account had it that he was involved in a head-on collision with an oncoming Toyota Hiace belonging to a transport company.
He was said to have died instantly, along with the pregnant wife and three children.
Ibrahim, who was in his late 50s was at the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ) press centre Lokoja, together with the members of his family, on the day of the accident, before they proceeded on the ill-fated journey.
He was said to have lost his first wife and a daughter, five years ago before he later remarried.
Reacting to the demise of the journalist, the chairman of the correspondent chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Kogi State, Comrade Friday Idachaba expressed shock over the sudden death of the journalist and his family members and described him as ” a very brilliant and hardworking journalist who has carved a niche for himself “.
He condoled with his family members and prayed for the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss