Helen Sunday, the aide-de-camp of Enugu State Deputy Governor, Mrs Cecilia Ezeilo, has been killed by unknown gunmen.
The Punch reports that the ADC, a police sergeant, was gunned down around 10:00 pm on Tuesday night at the Abakpa-Nike area of Enugu.
It was learnt the ADC was on her way home from work when she was attacked by the hoodlums.
According to the report, the hoodlums attacked the policewoman when she dropped from a tricycle, popularly known as ‘Keke NAPEP’.
The motive for the attack is not yet clear but while some residents say the attack was armed robbery, others suggested it might have been an assassination.
The Spokesman, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, the police has launched a manhunt for the hoodlums.
He said admitted that the motive behind the killing was still unknown.
But, although sources in the Enugu State government house said the murdered police officer was the Deputy Governor’s ADC, Amaraizu said the victim was an ‘orderly’.
The Pinch quoted the police spokesman as saying: “It was not her ADC but an orderly to the Deputy Governor.
“She was allegedly attacked and killed by yet to be identified person/persons over a yet to be established reason, reasons and motives.
“It is a very unfortunate development.
“We have commenced investigations, and launched a manhunt for those responsible for the crime,” Amaraizu said.