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Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by References: 4:42pm On Jul 16, 2019
A hit-and-run driver has killed Mr Christian Okoro, the Head of Technical Services of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Okoro, 50, was killed around `sharp corner’ area of Mararaba, along the Keffi-Abuja Road, while trying to cross the road to pick his car.

An eye witness account indicated that Okoro had gone to watch the Nigeria/Algeria AFCON Semi-Final encounter at a football viewing centre and was on his way home after the match when the speeding vehicle knocked him down and zoomed off.

He was said to have earlier gone for his community meeting and was heading home when he decided to join some friends to watch the crucial match.

“The car was speeding, so when it hit Okoro, the impact was very heavy on him. He died instantly,” the witness told NAN.

Meanwhile, Okoro’s corpse has been deposited at the National Hospital, Abuja mortuary, while a condolence register has been opened at the NAN headquarters in Abuja.

A senior Police officer, who confirmed the incident, described it as “saddening and unfortunate”.

“The matter has been reported to us and is being investigated,” the officer told NAN, craving anonymity.

Born on June 20, 1969 in Enugu-Ezike, Igbo Eze North Local Government in Enugu State, Okoro attended St. Theresa College, Nsukka, Enugu State before heading to the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu, where he bagged a Bsc in Electrical/Electronics.

He was a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

He joined the services of NAN on January 8, 2004 and steadily rose to become an Assistant Director, Technical Services.

He is survived by his widow, Cordelia, and four children.

The Acting Managing Director of NAN, Malam Ibrahim Mammaga, who led the management and staff of NAN to pay a condolence visit to his family, described Okoro’s death as “a huge loss” to the NAN family.

“The death of Okoro has robbed NAN of a dedicated staff. Okoro was a huge asset to the agency. He has left a vacuum that will be difficult to fill,” he said.

He prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Alhaji Abdulhadi Khaliel, Head, Administration and Human Resources Management (A/HRM), who also reacted to Okoro’s death described it as “devastating and painful”.

“Okoro was a peace loving officer, who was committed to duty and always ready to learn,” he said.

Mr Julius Enehikhuere, a Deputy Editor-in-Chief, described Okoro as “a jolly good fellow and a committed staff who was always there for the editorial department”.

“We shall miss his team spirit and deep commitment to duty. His sudden exit is shocking to all of us. We pray God to comfort the family,” he said.

The agency’s Assistant Director A/HRM), Mr Moses Uzoagba, also described Okoro’s death as “a personal loss to me”.

“Okoro, apart from being a colleague, was my personal friend. We have been together for years and I will greatly miss him,” he said.

Another staff, Mr Livinus Ugochukwu, said that Okoro was a personal friend whose death had hit him like a thunderbolt.

“The news shocked me to my marrows; I am particularly sad because his children are still very young,” he said.

Mrs. Kemi Olumorin, who worked with Okoro in the office, described him as “a transparent boss that was always ready to listen to his subordinates”.

“He was approachable; he had a listening ear and was a good boss. He was a very considerate leader and could feel your pains,” she said. (NAN)


https://thenationonlineng.net/hit-and-run-driver-kills-nans-technical-director/

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by netpro(m): 6:01pm On Jul 16, 2019
RIP to the departed.

Karma will catch up with the driver.

Watch how they will blame it on Presido.

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by bayelsaowei(m): 6:01pm On Jul 16, 2019
sadnigeria has failed

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Plevgh: 6:01pm On Jul 16, 2019
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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Nobody: 6:02pm On Jul 16, 2019
rip sir

nwa ezike oba
Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Gptins(m): 6:02pm On Jul 16, 2019
God please protect us in this settlement called Nigeria because it is not longer settled or safe... May God comfort the family. While some where languishing Nigeria lost, a family lost a very dear one...

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Abubakar56384: 6:02pm On Jul 16, 2019
R.i.p

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by helphelp: 6:03pm On Jul 16, 2019
Jeez
Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by SenatorJnr02: 6:03pm On Jul 16, 2019
So sad! May his soul RIP!
Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by sirusX(m): 6:03pm On Jul 16, 2019
Even as I old reach.....to cross certain roads dey fear person

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by jobful3: 6:03pm On Jul 16, 2019
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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Typicool8(m): 6:03pm On Jul 16, 2019
So a day can hardly pass without sad stories...RIP

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Nobody: 6:04pm On Jul 16, 2019
He was killed by fulani herdsmen. They now have cars. Buhari donated a million Hilux vans to them.

The Yoruba people must accept one of two things:

Every fulani is a killer or every killer is a fulani.




(Sarcasm)

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by ednut1(m): 6:04pm On Jul 16, 2019
bloggers only report sad and gory things. una dey mad

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by BankyGee(m): 6:04pm On Jul 16, 2019
crycry This one weak my bones...

RIP Egbon cry

Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Nobody: 6:04pm On Jul 16, 2019
RIP Okoro.

Someone above me made a good point.
Bloggers please reduce the amount of sad news you bring to people. It has a damaging psychological effect and a negative ruboff on life's Perception.

Bring us good tidings too.

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Nobody: 6:05pm On Jul 16, 2019
Gptins:
God please protect us in this settlement called Nigeria because it is not longer settled or safe... May God comfort the family. While some where languishing Nigeria lost, a family lost a very dear one...

Amen brotherly

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by BlackCrainte: 6:05pm On Jul 16, 2019
Fulani herdsmen have killed this one too grin grin grin
Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Nobody: 6:05pm On Jul 16, 2019
Buhari
Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by iammo(m): 6:07pm On Jul 16, 2019
undecided


Bloggers be like: Herdsmen hits and ran over Okoro with his cattles

Ipobs be like : Buhari Sef

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by prigoz(m): 6:07pm On Jul 16, 2019
Double wahala for dead body, upon say Nigeria lost the game, he come die join

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by SilasNwude: 6:07pm On Jul 16, 2019
[s]
BlackCrainte:
Fulani herdsmen have killed this one too grin grin grin
[/s]
may evil locate anyone supporting evil
Amen
Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Nobody: 6:08pm On Jul 16, 2019
jobful3:
killings and killings everywhere in naija

This is not killing
This an accident case
Before you start to blame Herdsmen again

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Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Xcelinteriors(f): 6:08pm On Jul 16, 2019
God please have mercy on us in this country
Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Ijaya123: 6:08pm On Jul 16, 2019
The driver must be a fulani herdsman.
Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by netpro(m): 6:09pm On Jul 16, 2019
ednut1:
bloggers only report sad and gory things. una dey mad

Very sad. Even here when you post something meaningful, it will look like a desert. But shift another corner, folks will be falling over one another.
Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Nobody: 6:09pm On Jul 16, 2019
The news one reads about numerous deaths in the country,one begin to wonder if human life is sacred.
Pathetic.
Re: Christian Okoro: Hit-And-Run Driver Kills NAN's Technical Director by Niyiboi: 6:10pm On Jul 16, 2019
This mtn guy and the bet9ja niggas are so relentless! Gosh! Seems they still get some magas on this forum. Mods please you can do better concerning these miscreants!

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