Gunmen suspected to be assassins have killed the NECO Registrar Professor Godswill Obioma.
Obioma was killed on Monday night when the hoodlums stormed his Minna residence in the Niger State capital.
The deceased’s widow, Mrs Elizabeth Obioma, told newsmen that “the assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything.”
Efforts to speak with the Niger State Police Command proved abortive as the police spokesperson neither picked nor returned his calls and text messages as of the time of filing this report.
Infoexpert24 reports that Mr Obioma has been facing challenges to remove him from office as the head of NECO, a prominent examination body run by the Nigerian government.
Obioma, 67, was appointed head of NECO barely a year ago on May 14, 2020. He hailed from Abia in Nigeria’s Igbo-dominated South-East region.
The sad incident occurred barelly a day after Ahmed Gulak, a top politician of the ruling APC, was assassinated.
Niger State in Nigeria’s North-Central has been a hotbed of killings and kidnappings of late as rampaging bandits terrorise the people of the state.
Just on Sunday, about 200 students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State were abducted.
One person was said to have been shot dead while another was critically injured after the gunmen carried out the kidnap operation on Sunday afternoon.
Details later as this is a developing story…….