The missing Vanguard newspaper reporter, Tordue Salem, has been found dead in Abuja.
According to Vanguard, Salem was found dead on Thursday and details of his death are still sketchy.
Salem, a House of Representatives correspondent, was declared missing after he was last seen on October 13.
The medium said one Prince Enyenihi, aged 25, has been arrested for attempting to extort the reporter’s family. The suspect reportedly sent text messages to Salem’s wife with a hidden number demanding N100 million as ransom.
The news of the death of the reporter comes two days after the House of Representatives passed a resolution mandating all the security agencies to immediately investigate the whereabouts of the missing journalist.
Ndudi Elumelu, Minority Leader of the House who moved the motion, said if necessary measures are not put in place to curtail the indiscriminate disappearances of innocent Nigerians living in Abuja, the nation’s capital would “soon become a breeding ground for kidnappers and bandits.”