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BREAKING: NECO registrar, Obioma killed by hired assassins

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Hired assassins on Monday night stormed the residence of Professor Godswill Obioma, strangled him dead, Prestige Online reports.

 

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His wife, Elizabeth Obioma told newsmen on phone on Tuesday morning that the suspected assassins took nothing away after killing him.

 

She said: “The assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything.”

 

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.

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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