Published On: Thu, Feb 20th, 2020

Channels TV Reporter’s Death, Huge Loss To Journalism Profession -Yahaya

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News Investigators/ Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has described as a huge loss to journalism profession, the death of Channels Television correspondent in Gombe, Vincent Danture, saying he received the news with sadness.

Mr. Vincent died in the early hours of today, Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 at the National Hospital, Abuja preparatory to his departure to an Indian Hospital for treatment.

Vincent, 39, is survived by his wife, two children and aged mother, among other relatives.

A statement by Senior Special Assistant ( Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, said the governor, in a condolence message, described the death of the Channels Television reporter   as a huge loss not only to his immediate family but to journalism profession, the state and the nation at large

He noted that Vincent was a core professional, hardworking and dedicated journalist, who contributed immensely in projecting the programmes and policies of Gombe state through balanced reporting.

Th Governor urged his family to take solace in the fact that their son, as an active member of the esteemed journalism profession, lived an exemplary life among his contemporaries and conducted himself with utmost professionalism and dignity while carrying out his assignment.

He expressed the deep condolences of the Government and people of Gombe state to the family of the deceased, Management and staff of Channels Television, as well as the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ where Mr. Danture once served as the Gombe state Council Secretary, assuring the grieving family of Government support.

He prayed God to grant the departed soul eternal rest and the family the fortitude to bear the great loss.

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