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Benue NUJ chairman—Asher dies after child birth


The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Benue State chapter, Comrade Victoria Asher, has died shortly after child birth.

This was contained in a statement issued by the NUJ State Secretary, Mr. Moses Akarhan.

According to Mr. Akarhan, Asher died 8am on Saturday at the Federal Medical Centre in Makurdi following a cesarean section surgery.

The statement said she was delivered of a set of twins – a male and a female – before complications arose.

Before her election as the NUJ Chairman, Benue Council, in December 2018, she was a staff of the state-owned radio station.

Prior to her, one Mr. David Ukuma held the post for two months before his sudden death last year.

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