NECO Registrar, Prof Obioma killed in Minna


Registrar of the National Examination Council, (NECO), Professor Godswill Obioma has been reportedly murdered by unknown hoodlums in Minna, Niger State Capital.

NATIONAL PANEL learnt that the assailants broke into his home on Monday night, strangling him in what his wife suspected to be an assassination.

“The assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything,” Elizabeth Obioma told Peoples Gazette by telephone on Tuesday morning.

Weeping profusely, Mrs Obioma said her husband had just returned to Minna from a trip to Abuja when the armed men, lurking in his compound, descended on him and strangled him.

A police spokesman did not immediately return a request seeking comments about the development.

Mr 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 incident comes barely a day after Ahmed Gulak, an APC chieftain was killed by gunmen in Owerri, Imo State.

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