Two security sources has disclosed that Nigerian diplomat was found dead on Thursday at his home in the Khartoum, Sudanese capital.
The death of the Nigerian Immigration attache, identified as Habibu Almu, at the Nigerian Mission in Khartoum, Sudan has been confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Tope Elias-Fatile, the Public Relation Officer of the ministry, confirmed the report in a WhatsApp message on Thursday in Abuja.
“The Ministry has received the sad news of the untimely death of the Immigration Attache in our Mission in Khartoum, Sudan.
“We are awaiting further and detailed report from the Mission after which a statement would be issued,” Elias-Fatile said.
Reuters had reported that the police were investigating the incident, but provided no details on how he died.
it also cited al-Arabiya television of Dubai to have identified the diplomat and described his death as an “assassination.”
Reports on social media suggested that the killers used a knife in the attack.
According to Punch, Though intermittent violence is common in Sudan’s warring southern and western regions, violence in the capital is rare.
Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has, in recent months, shaken up the security establishment, replacing the heads of the army and intelligence service in February.