Chris Steven, Abuja
Journalists in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja on Thursday received with shock the news of death of immediate former Chairman of Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Abuja chapter, Chuck Ehirim.
The news of Ehirim ‘s death who reportedly died on his 50th birthday birthday thrown many journalists into mourning session
He was chairman of the Abuja chapter of the NUJ between 2012 and 2015.
Ehirim graduated in 1992 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and worked with Tell magazine.
He later returned to the same university where he obtained a master’s degree and until his death, he was the Assistant Editor, Northern operations of the Niche weekly newspaper.
A journalist, Chucks Ohuegbe, said he had called Mr. Ehirim’s wife to wish him a happy birthday, but was informed he had passed away few hours back.
“Am totally gutted!” Mr. Ohuegbe wrote on Facebook.
Ehirim’s friend, Amos Dunia, described the death as “shocking and devastating”