Ogun journalist’s death: Human life being wasted mindlessly – Anglican Priest


Nigeria has been described as a nation where there is zero regard for human life going by avoidable deaths in the country.

According to Venerable Stephen Sanni, who is the ArchDeacon of Itaogbolu Archdeaconry, human life is part of resources the country has been wasting effortlessly.

The Anglican priest stated this during the burial service for the slain ace broadcast journalist and Public Relations Officer of Elizade University, Olubunmi Afuye, popularly known as ‘Bunbam’ who was killed during a robbery operation last week Thursday in Ondo State.

Afuye was killed by armed robbers who robbed a branch of the United Bank for Africa, UBA, Ilara-Mokin after he unknowingly drove into the operation while on his way to his place of work.

During the burial service held at St Thomas’ Anglican Church, Akure, the state capital, Ven. Sanni lamented that people’s deaths had become cheap in the country as Nigerians had continued to die needlessly across the country.

The priest in his sermon titled ‘An Inevitable Appointment’, said “There are so many agents of death in this country. People are just dying anyhow. Everybody is in danger.

“In this country, life has become so cheap. One of the resources Nigeria can afford to waste is human life. We don’t bother, we don’t care about human life. There are killings everyday. People are dying in their hundreds everyday.”

While describing the deceased as someone who lived a fulfilled life at a young age of 43, Ven. Sanni urged the family and friends of Afuye to take solace in God as he emphasized that death is inevitable for everyone.

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