Professor Godswill Obioma, The NECO Registrar has been confirmed to be dead.
Obioma who before his untimely death was the registrar of National Examination Council (NECO) was strangled to death by some unknown gunmen.
His wife Elizabeth Obioma in a statement said the assassins came in and killed him and left without taking anything.
Weeping profusely, 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 and strangled him.
Mr Obioma has been facing attempts to remove him from office as the head of NECO, a prominent examination body run by the Nigerian government.
Mr Obioma, 67, was appointed head of NECO barely a year ago on May 14, 2020. He hailed from Abia in Nigeria’s Igbo-dominated South-East region.
The incident came barely a day after Ahmed Gulak, a top politician of the ruling APC, was gunned down in Owerri, raising widespread fears of insecurity.