The head of the National Examination Council, Professor Godswill Obioma has been strangled to death in his home in Abuja.

It was gathered that the assassins stormed his residence in Minna, Niger State on Monday night after lurking in his compound, descended on him and strangled him.

According to his wife who spoke to People’s Gazette, her husband has just returned from a trip in Abuja when he was killed.

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

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

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 came barely a day after Ahmed Gulak, a top politician of the ruling APC, was gunned down in Owerri, raising widespread fears of insecurity.

Source: People’s Gazette

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