Lagos, Nigeria - The Commissioner of Police in Nigeria's central Kwara State, Mr. Chinwike Asadu, was shot dead by unknown gunmen near his private residence in Amorji Nike in Enugu, capital of the eponymous South-east Enugu State, on Saturday night.
Mr. Asadu's orderly and driver were critically wounded in the attack, which occurred as the police boss was visiting his hometown from his command post.
“The CP was driving into his personal residence in Amorji Nike after dropping a visitor that night. He was with a police orderly and his driver at the time of the incident. Just about 100 metres to his house they noticed that a bus was trailing them behind and before they could know what was happening the gunmen opened fire and killed the CP instantly. His orderly and driver were also shot and they were seriously wounded,' the private Vanguard newspaper Sunday quoted a source as saying.
“The gunmen ran away in their bus before the CP’s escort team that was inside his compound noticed what was happening. When the escort team and sympathisers rushed to the scene, they met CP Asadu and his orderlies in a pool of blood. They were rushed to the National Orthopaedic Hospital where doctors confirmed the CP dead. The other two policemen are now on admission at the hospital,” said the source.
It is not yet known if the killing was an assassination or the result of an armed robbery attack