FG Vows to Investigate, Prosecute  Killers of Nigerian Diplomat in Sudan

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By Alex Enumah in Abuja

The Federal government has assured that it would do everything possible to bring to justice, those behind the killing of a Nigerian diplomat, Habibu Almu in Khartoum, Sudan. 

Almu, whose death has been confirmed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, was reportedly killed in his official quarters on Thursday 10th May, 2018.

In a statement by the Spokesperson of the ministry, Dr.Tope Elias-Fatile, the government described the death of the Immigration Attaché I, as sad and a great loss to the country. While sympathising with the family of the deceased, Elias-Fatile assured that FG was working with officials in Sudan to ensure that all those found culpable were brought to justice.  The statement read, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja has received an official report from our Mission in Khartoum, Sudan on the death of the Immigration Attaché I in the Mission, Mr. Habibu Almu, who was killed in his official quarters yesterday, Thursday 10th May, 2018. 

“This, indeed, is sad news. The untimely death of the officer is certainly a great loss to our country. 

“The Federal Government sympathises with the family members of the deceased on this unfortunate incident. 

“Meanwhile, the Mission is working very closely with host authorities in their investigations and will do everything possible to ensure that those behind this dastardly act are made to face the full wrath of the law”.

 Though, reports had it that the police were investigating the incident, it provided no details on how he died, giving room for speculation that the envoy may have been assassinated.