Insecurity Worsens in Enugu as Gunmen Kill SEDI DG

- Gideon Arinze in Enugu

The state of insecurity in Enugu, the Enugu State capital has worsened as the Director-General of Scientific Equipment Developmen­t Institute (SEDI), Enugu, Prof. Samuel Ndubuisi was yesterday murdered in Enugu by unknown gunmen.

The killing of SEDI DG is coming barely 48 hours after the Chief Executive Officer of AutoEase Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Okeke, was also killed by suspected assassins about two kilometres away from the scene of yesterday’s incident.

Okeke was shot dead by gunmen on Sunday night, while on his way to his house located at Brick Estate, by Ekweremadu Drive, Independen­ce Layout, Enugu.

He was said to have been killed in the presence of his seven-year-old son who he had gone to pick from a barbing salon.

According to report, the assailants were said to have hit his car from the back and when he came out to investigat­e, they ordered him to lie down on the floor, and shot him on the leg and stomach.

Ndubuisi and his police orderly were shot dead along the Centenary City Junction axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.

The driver of the vehicle reportedly sustained injuries and had been taken to an undisclose­d hospital for medical attention.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Enugu State Command, Mr. Daniel Ndukwe confirmed the incident.

Ndukwe, however, said that informatio­n concerning the incident was still sketchy.

According to the PPRO, the incident happened at about 1600hrs.

Ndukwe said:“Informatio­n surroundin­g a shooting incident today, 07/07/2021 at about 1600hrs, along

Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, said to have led to the death of a man and his police orderly is still sketchy.

“Meanwhile, a preliminar­y investigat­ion has commenced. Further developmen­t will be duly communicat­ed, please,”Ndukwe said.

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