Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Senate, has expressed shock and sadness over the news of the death of Tordue Salem, a National Assembly Correspondent of Vanguard newspapers.
He stated this in a statement by his media aide, Ola Awoniyi, titled, “Lawan deeply saddened by the death of Vanguard reporter,” made available to newsmen in Abuja on Friday.
Lawan said the concern of the National Assembly, when the Senate and the House of Representatives passed separate motions over the disappearance of Mr Salem, was that he was quickly found and reunited hale and hearty with his family and colleagues.
He said, “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 extended his condolences to the family of the late Salem, the management of Vanguard Newspapers, the National Assembly Press Corps and the Nigerian Union of Journalists over this sad loss.
Lawan also prayed to God to comfort all the loved ones of the departed Salem and grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.