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How unknown gunmen killed Enugu deputy governor’s orderly

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The orderly to the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Helen Sunday, was allegedly killed when suspected armed robbers invaded a shop at Abakpa-Nike axis. PHOTO: udeytrymedia.com

•NMA protests against attacks on colleagues in Rivers

The orderly to the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Helen Sunday, was allegedly killed when suspected armed robbers invaded a shop at Abakpa-Nike axis. The Guardian learnt that the gunmen, who were three, shot into the shop, where a bullet hit her as people ran for their safety.

According to the source, the orderly who was thought to be the Aide- de-Camp (ADC), from Benue State was killed around 10:00p.m. on Tuesday night.“She was killed at a provision shop where she went to buy some items. She was not wearing her uniform, having returned home from work.

“The people who killed her may have come to rob the shop and probably killed her when they identified her as the ADC to the deputy governor,” the source said.

But the Police in Enugu clarified yesterday that she was “not the ADC, but an orderly to the deputy governor, Mrs. Cecelia Ezeilo.” The Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu, described the development as “painful,” adding that she was “killed by a yet to be identified person over a reason that the police were yet to establish. We have commenced investigations and a manhunt for those involved in her killing.”

The murder caused sorrow among workers at the Government House when the news was broken yesterday. The state government had not issued any statement as at time of filing the report.

Meanwhile, members of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), in Rivers State yesterday protested in Port Harcourt, against the killing and abduction of their colleagues by criminals.

According to them, a female medical doctor, Florence Onua was shot dead by yet to be identified gunmen, while another one, Bob-Manuel Clerk was abducted by unknown gunmen..



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