Mr John Ogbodo, a Deputy Political Editor with the Guardian Newspaper, was on Thursday killed in a ghastly motor accident on the Ajaokuta-Anyigba Road in Kogi.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ogbodo was travelling in a Siena Space Wagon bus with four other journalists when the accident occurred.
According to reports, the journalists are travelling to Akwa, Anambra, to cover the convocation lecture of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University scheduled to be delivered by the Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ikweremadu.
The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Garba Mohammed, who confirmed the incident said the accident occurred at Achijili village, near Ayingba.
He, however, did not give further details on the cause of the accident.
The other journalists, who sustained various degrees of injuries were taken to Grimmad Hospital, Ayingba, while the corpse of late Ogbodo was deposited at the mortuary.