The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has expressed his sorrow and sadness at the death of Mr Tordue Salem, a National Assembly Correspondent with Vanguard media.
Mr Ola Awoniyi, the Special Adviser on Media, said in a statement on Friday that the Senate and House of Representatives of the National Assembly had passed separate motions about Mr Salem’s absence, urging him to be speedily located and reunited with his family and colleagues.
“It is therefore shocking to hear that the journalist had all the while been killed by a hit and run driver in an accident.
“This is a very unfortunate and heart-rending development,” Lawan says.
The Senate President sends his condolences to the family of Mr Salem, the management of Vanguard Newspapers, the National Assembly Press Corps and the Nigerian Union of Journalists(NUJ) over this sad loss.
Lawan also prays to God to comfort all the loved ones of the departed Mr Salem and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.