8 September 2006

Nigeria: ...confirm Assassination of Navy Capt Abu

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Lawrence Alobi has confirmed the assasination of Navy Capt. John Abu by unknown persons. Abu was among the Course 14 participants at the National War College, Abuja, who graduated last month. Alobi said that Abu was shot dead last Thursday in his house located at Karu, a satellite town in Abuja, by unknown assailants. Alobi told newsmen in Abuja yesterday that the command had started investigations into the case.

Alobi said that the command in conjunction with other relevant agencies would unravel the killers and their sponsors. "We have commenced investigations and we are working with other related organisations," he said. The under-aged daughter of the deceased, called Hope was shot on the leg by the assassins before they left the house. The daughter, who City News reporter met recuperating in a hospital, is not allowed to grant press interview. A relation of the deceased asked the reporter to go to the family's house to seek permission. " Please do not be angry. Go to the family house to seek confirmation," the relation said. The girl appeared in stable condition and was surrounded by some family members. The Director of Naval Information, Naval Headquarters, Abuja, Capt. Obiora Medani, was, however, on enquiry said to be out of town while his mobile phone was off.

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