Three journalists; former General Manager of the Nigeria Chronicle, Unimke Nawa, an online Editor of the same establishment, Mr Steven Onoh and the Director of News, Cross River State Broadcasting Corporation (CRBC), Comrade Ndoma Akpet have been reported dead.
Also reported dead within the same period of less than two months were Otu Archibong, a proof reader who incidentally was into publishing and printing, Mr Effiok Eyo Effiom, a very resourceful security man as well as Joseph Ogba, a Circulation Manager, all from the Nigeria Chronicle.
Expressing sadness over the incidents, the Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Chronicle, Mr Sam Egbala, told our correspondent on Tuesday, “Well, today as I speak to you, we just recorded our saddest moment.
“We have lost our online Editor, Mr. Steven Onoh and the Circulation Manager Mr Joseph Ogba. These are two very senior key staff, very dedicated staff and we have also lost one of our staff, Mr Effiok Eyo Effiom, a very resourceful security man, though a printer and of course you are aware that we lost a former General Manager, Mr Unimke Nawa.
“We lost our former staff, Mr Otu Archibong, who incidentally was into publishing and printing. For me, it is a very big message to us that as we live, we live our life today as there is tomorrow or beyond and appealed to the remaining staff to re-examining themselves health wise.”