- Azubuike Ekwegbalu has been killed by an unknown killer
- Until his death, Ekwegbalu was senior special assistant to Gov. Willie Obiano on security
- The dead aide was also said to be close to the wife of the governor
Azubuike Ekwegbalu, a senior special assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Security, has been murdered.
Ekwegbalu was allegedly stabbed to death with a kitchen knife.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the incident occurred early hours of Sunday, August 9, at his residence at the commissioners’ quarters, Awka.
An eyewitness said the late Ekwegbalu, who hails from Ogbunike in Oyi local government area of the state, was a close relation to the wife of the governor.
“He was murdered by unknown men last night at the commissioners’ quarters, Awka.
“This is barbaric. May his soul rest in peace.
“Security operatives must do all that is possible to bring the killers to justice,” the source said.
Confirming the incident in a statement, the spokesman of the police Command in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed, said one suspect, who was seen in the premises had been arrested.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Balaraba Ibrahim has been appointed as the special assistant on women affairs (unmarried) to Bauchi state governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed.
The appointment was disclosed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mohammed Sabi’u Baba, in a letter dated Tuesday, August 4.
According to the letter, Ibrahim's appointment takes effect immediately.
The letter reads in part: “I am pleased to convey the approval of His Excellency, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed CON, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, for your appointment as Special Assistant Woman Affairs (Unmarried). The appointment is based on your knowledge, experience and personal qualities of handwork, honesty and absolute loyalty.@
“I would expect you utilize all these qualities in facing the challenges of your office to facilitate the attainment of our collective goal and the expectation of our electorate.”
The governor tasked Ibrahim to utilize all her qualities in facing the challenges of the office to facilitate the attainment of the government’s collective goal and the expectation of the electorates.
Nigerian governors are no strangers when it comes to making unusual appointments or the number of aides.
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