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The management of Naij.com has declared its Abuja photojournalist, Mr. Photo journalist declared missing in Abuja, missing, after several attempts to reach him at home and on phone for days failed.

According to a statement by the online media outfit, Adeparusi, a photojournalist in Naij.com’s Abuja office “has gone missing under very mysterious circumstances.”

It stated that Yinka stepped out of his Abuja apartment on Sunday, November 13 with a brief remark; ‘I’ll be back’ but has not been seen since then.

The statement further reads:

“Several calls made to his mobile phone lines have not been going through. Mr Adeparusi has also not made any contact with those close to him or his colleagues in the office.

“This is quite unusual because Yinka is a soft-spoken, very professional and clear-headed individual; not the kind of person to wander off. He speaks Yoruba and English quite well and he had a not-too-thick Afro-style hair as at the last time he was seen.

Photo journalist declared missing in Abuja

“Yinka is an award-winning photojournalist who graduated from Lagos State University School of Communication, where he bagged double honours in Photojournalism and Cinematography and minor in mass communication.

“Among other awards, Yinka received the People’s Choice Award for Human Rights Photography in Africa, German Development Media Awards in 2013 and was winner of the photojournalism award of the 6th Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting in 2011.

“NAIJ.com would deeply appreciate any information about his whereabouts. If you have any information on Yinka’s whereabouts, please call: 08122228419, 08168818131, 08180006245 or email info@naij.com

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