The Edo State Police Command on Saturday confirmed the killing of Olajide, the younger brother of human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, by kidnappers.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Kontongs Bello, disclosed that Jide was killed around 6am on Saturday morning.
Bello stated that the gunmen had also abducted five persons along the Lagos-Benin Expressway.
He told PUNCH that the remains of Sowore’s brother had been deposited at IUTH Mortuary, Okada.
The PPRO said, “This is to confirm to you that suspected kidnappers at about 0645hrs along the Lagos-Benin Expressway by Isuwa kidnapped five unidentified persons and in the process shot to death one Sowore Felix Olajide male a Pharmacy student of Igbinedion University Okada.
“His remains have been deposited at IUTH Mortuary Okada while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnap victims. Search and rescue operation is ongoing.”
Sowore had in a post earlier announced the death of his younger brother.
According to the former presidential candidate, Olajide was coming back from school (Igbinedion University), where he is studying Pharmacy.
He wrote: “My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen/kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo state where he is studying Pharmacy.
“They snuffed out the life of yet another real human being! Rest In Power, “Dr. Mamiye!
“This act in itself will not delay their day of justice.
“I travelled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. magnet had no enemy!”