NECO Confirms Sudden Death of Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma

NECO Confirms Sudden Death of Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma

- The death of the registrar of NECO has been confirmed by the Nigerian examination body on Tuesday, June 1

- Meanwhile, many Nigerians believe that the professor was killed as a form of retaliation for the murder of Ahmed Gulak

- Obioma's son, has, however, debunked the trending story that the registrar was assassinated by unknown gunmen

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Minna, Niger state - The National Examination Council (NECO) has confirmed trending news concerning its registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma.

In a statement made available by the examination body on Twitter, the registrar was reported to have died after a brief illness on Monday, May 31.

NECO Confirms Sudden Death of Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma
Professor Godswill Obioma, NECO registrar, with the governor of Niger state. Photo: @GovNiger
Source: Twitter

The body consequently urged its members to remain calm. Recall that news had circulated that Obioma was assassinated.

Meanwhile, diverse reactions have followed the death of the professor, with many believing there was foul play.

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@ChidiOdinkalu wrote:

"Godswill Obioma, the Registrar-General of #NECO, who had been at odds with some of the senior folks in the Fed Min of Education, was strangled to death last night in Minna, Niger, state, in North-Central #Nigeria."

@firstladyship also said:

"NECO Registrar Godswill Obioma was strangled to death. There’s been a ongoing rift between him & high-ups at NECO. Imo & Niger States are APC states.
"We should allow the authorities to unravel the mysteries; Ahmed Gulak’s assassination in Owerri, & Obioma’s killing in Minna."


"NECO Registrar Godswill Obioma assassinated. 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. Assassination, kidnapping, terrorism, inflation, all is not well in this country."

IPOB not responsible for Gulak’s assassination, says Uzodinma

Meanwhile, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has said the killing of Ahmed Gulak, a former presidential aide, has a political undertone.

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Addressing a press conference in Owerri, the state capital, on Monday, May 31, Governor Uzodinma dismissed the claim of the Imo state police command that Gulak was killed by members of the outlawed IPOB.

Excerpts of the press statement were sent to by Amaka Okafor, special adviser on new/ and electronic media to the governor.

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Governor Wike speaks

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has said that Governor Uzodinma is giving the impression that he knows about the circumstances surrounding Gulak's death by pronouncing the killing as a political assassination.

The Rivers state governor made the statement in an interview with Channels Television on Monday, May 31.

He asked his Imo state counterpart to allow security operatives to conclude their investigation before attributing the murder of the APC chieftain as a political assassination.


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