Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu
The Aide-de-Camp to the Enugu State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, has been killed by gunmen.
The ADC, a police sergeant identified as Helen Sunday, was gunned down around 10 pm on Tuesday night.
The incident occurred in the Abakpa-Nike area of Enugu, the state capital.
Our correspondent learnt the ADC was on her way home from work when she was attacked by the hoodlums.
It was gathered that the hoodlums attacked the police woman when she dropped from a tricycle, popularly known as Keke NAPEP.
The motive for the attack was not clear at the time of filing this report.
While some residents of Abakpa-Nike, where the incident occurred, attributed the killing to armed robbery when our correspondent visited the area on Wednesday, others suggested the ADC might have been assassinated.
It was also learnt that the hoodlums escaped after killing the police sergeant.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Enugu State command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, told our correspondent that the police had launched a manhunt for the hoodlums.
Amaraizu also admitted that the motive behind the killing was still unknown.
Although sources in the Enugu State Government House referred to the murdered police officer as the deputy governor’s ADC, Amaraizu said the victim was an ‘orderly’.
The PPRO added, “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. It is a very unfortunate development.
“We have commenced investigations, and launched a manhunt for those responsible for the crime.”
The Enugu State Government has yet to comment on the development, but a source in the Government House said the incident was being investigated.
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