- Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions on the cause of death of the NECO registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma
- Some media reports claim Obioma was killed by suspected assassins, while the police and NECO said the registrar died of heart failure
- A Twitter user @ayemojubar is of the opinion that NECO dismissing the rumour that Obioma was assassinated smells like a cover-up
Some Nigerian have aired their views on social media following the death of Professor Godswill Obioma, the registrar of the National Examinations Council (NECO).
While some media report claim Obioma was allegedly killed by gunmen suspected to be assassins, the police and NECO officials stated that the registrar died of natural causes.
The NECO registrar's death has, however, generated controversies online with some speculating that it may have been a political assassination or a cover-up.
Legit.ng gathered reactions from Nigerians:
Imoh, @ImohUmoren said:
"I know the efficient Nigeria Police will find the killers of the NECO Registrar within days."
Ayemojubar, @ayemojubar said:
"NECO debunks rumour of assassination, says NECO Registrar died of heart failure in Minna. I smell a cover-up there."
NEFERTITI, @firstladyship 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 strangulation in Minna."
Obinna Nwosu, @obi_Nwosu said:
"NECO Registrar, Professor Godswill Obioma, from Abia state has been strangled to death in Niger state. I am appealing to Abians to maintain calm. This looks like a political assassination, do not attack innocent northerners in Abia because of politicians trying to trigger unrest."
Global Update, @oluchristty said:
"Interestingly, nobody is blaming Fulanis or Fulani Groups over the murder of NECO Registrar Obioma. And they are not talking about it, and they have not issued a press release to also name the killers as they hurriedly did in the case of Gulak without any investigation."
Gunmen kill Ahmed Gulak
Meanwhile, Obioma's death is coming as the country is still mourning the passing of Ahmed Gulak, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.
Gulak was gunned down in Imo state when he was on his way to Abuja from Owerri.
The news of his death was made known by his classmate, Dr. Umar Ado, in a statement on Sunday, May 30.