Olajide he younger brother of Sahara Reporters Publisher and human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, is dead.
The activist confirmed the incident in a Facebook post on Saturday.
According to him, his brother was killed by suspected herdsmen.
He further described the deceased as someone who made everyone happy adding that he always took all the blame when they were about to be punished by their father.
“My immediate younger brother, Olajide Sowore was today shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by reportedly herdsmen kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University in Edo State where he is studying Pharmacy.
“They snuffed out the life of yet another real human being.
“I traveled widely with you and our father as a little kid. You were the most loved robust kid I ever first knew. You, Mr. Magnet had no enemy!
“You lived your life so that everyone could be alright but now you are assassinated by everything that’s not alright! Saddest day yet. Rest on brother till we meet again,” he wrote.
The Police in Edo State, on Saturday confirmed the killing of Mr Olajide Sowore.
The police said the deceased was shot dead in Edo by gunmen in the early hours of Saturday.
He was said to be coming from Igbinedion University, Okada, near Benin, where he was studying Pharmacy, before he was shot dead on the Benin-Lagos highway.
It added that five other persons were abducted in the process.