- The Union of Journalists, Benue state chapter, has lost one of its principal members, Victoria Asher, to the cold hands of death
- Asher until her death was the chairperson of the NUJ in the state
- A statement by the NUJ indicates that she died after a Ceascrean Section surgery, days after she gave birth to twins
Victoria Asher, the chairperson of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Benue state, has died, according to a report filed by Daily Trust.
According to the newspaper, Asher's death was disclosed in a statement released by Moses Akarhan, the NUJ state secretary.
The NUJ boss died on Saturday, January 30, at about 8am at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Makurdi, Benue state capital, after a Ceascrean Section surgery.
Legit.ng gathers that the late Asher was delivered of a set of twins on Saturday, January 23, before the complications arose.
She emerged Chairman of the NUJ, Benue Council in December 2018 after the demise of her predecessor, David Ukuma, who came into office on July 3, 2018, and served only two months before he died.
Until her death, Asher was a staff with the Benue state’s owned radio station.
Governor Ortom reacts
Asher's death has drawn reaction from the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom. The PDP chieftain expressed shock over the ugly incident.
He described Asher’s death as a painful loss not only to the media community but also to the entire state.
The governor prayed to God to grant her eternal rest and give her husband, the entire family and her colleagues the strength to bear the loss.
In another report, Tajudeen Salaudeen, a leader of Amotekun security network in Oyo state, has passed away.
Tajudeen who was a leader of the para-military security group in Kajola local government area died on Thursday, January 28.
He died in a road crash while trying to avoid a pothole as he rode on his motorcycle.
Source: Legit Nigeria