Registrar of the National Examination Council (NECO), Professor Godswill Obioma has been assassinated in Minna, Niger state.
Details of his murder is still sketchy as at the time of filing this report, as some sources claim he was shot by unknown gunmen, while others claim he was strangled to death by the assassins.
“The assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything,” Elizabeth Obioma, wife of the victim told Peoples Gazette by telephone on Tuesday morning.
She narrated that 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.
Mr Obioma has been facing attempts to remove him from office as the head of NECO, a prominent examination body run by the Nigerian government.
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 just few hours after Ahmed Gulak, a top politician was murdered in cold blood by gunmen in Owerri, Imo State.