Tordue Salem, the missing Vanguard newspaper reporter, has been found dead in Abuja.
According to Vanguard, Salem was found dead on Thursday evening and details of his death are sketchy.
Salem, a house of representatives correspondent, was declared missing after he was last seen on October 13.
The newspaper 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 concealed number demanding N100 million as ransom.
The news of the death of the reporter comes about two days after the green chamber passed a resolution mandating all the security agencies to immediately investigate the whereabouts of the missing journalist.
The minority leader of the house Ndudi Elumelu, 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”.