The Registrar of National Examination Council (NECO), Professor Godswill Obioma, has been assasinated.
It was gathered that unknown gunmen on Monday night stormed the residence of Obioma in Ninja, strangling him to death. in what his wife suspected to be an assassination.
His wife, Elizabeth Obioma, who broke the news to journalists, on Tuesday, 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.
It was learnt that Obioma has been facing attempts to remove him from office as the head of NECO, a prominent examination body run by the Nigerian government.
Obioma, 67, was appointed Registrar of NECO on May 14, 2020. He hailed from Abia State.
The incident came barely a day after Ahmed Gulak, an APC chieftain was shot dead in Owerri, the IMO State capital.