On January 15, 2020, Maxwell Nashan, a young reporter with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) FM station, popularly known as Fombina FM, in Yola, Adamawa State, died as a result of beating and injuries inflicted on him by yet to be apprehended assailants who abducted him
Maxwell was found tied up and unconscious with his mouth sealed in the early hours of the day in a bush on the outskirt of Vunokilan, Gerei local government area of Adamawa state. He had cuts and bruises all over his body.
He was reportedly picked at his resident in Bachure area of Yola by his assailants.
Some women going to farm found him and reported to operatives of the civil defence corps who took him to hospital but died before he could get any medical attention.
The motive for his abduction and subsequent assassination could not be ascertained.
The spokesman of the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, said he was yet to get details on the incident but promised to make details of investigation available to the public.
Decrying the growing insecurity, particularly kidnapping and banditry in Adamawa State, Mr Donald Dedan, the Adamawa Chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), called on the police and other security agencies in the state to fish out Maxwell’s killers and bring them to justice.