Gunmen kill Enugu Deputy Gov’s security aide

A security aide attached to Mrs. Cecilia Ezeilo, Deputy Governor of Enugu State, has been reported killed by gunmen.

The security aide, a police sergeant identified as Helen Sunday, was reportedly gunned down at about 10pm on Tuesday night. The incident occurred in the Abakpa-Nike area of Enugu.

It could not be confirmed whether she was an orderly or Aide-de-Camp to Mrs. Ezeilo,

According to Punch newspaper, the police woman was on her way home from work when she was attacked by hoodlums.

It was gathered that the hoodlums attacked the policewoman when she dropped from a tricycle, popularly known as ‘Keke NAPEP’.

Detectives are yet to establish the motive of her attackers.

While some residents of Abakpa-Nike, where the incident occurred, suspect armed robbery, others suggested assassination.

It was also learnt that the hoodlums escaped after killing the police sergeant.

The Spokesman, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said the police have launched a manhunt for the hoodlums.

Amaraizu also admitted that the motive behind the killing was still unknown.

Sources at the Enugu State government house said the murdered police officer was the Deputy Governor’s ADC, Amaraizu said the victim was an ‘orderly’.

“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.

The Enugu State Government has yet to comment on the development.

But a source in the government house said the incident is being investigated.


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