Nigeria releases identity of woman who killed country’s diplomat in Sudan

Nigeria releases identity of woman who killed country’s diplomat in Sudan

Nigeria’s foreign affairs ministry on Monday, May 14, said that the immigration attaché, Habibu Almu, who was assassinated in Khartoum, Sudan, May 10, was murdered by a female Sudanese of Nigerian origin.

The alleged killer was identified as Inas Khalid Maikano.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on her Facebook page, where she last made a posting in April 2016, she wrote her name as Enas Maikano.

Nigeria releases identity of woman who killed country’s diplomat in Sudan

Enas, the suspected killer. Credit: Foreign affairs ministry

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She reportedly said she attended Prime College in Kano and now lives in Khartoum Sudan.

The spokesperson of the ministry, Tope Elia-Fatile, in a statement in Abuja, alleged that the suspect, a student at the Sudanese-Canadian College in Khartoum, murdered Almu in his official quarters recently.

According to him, the suspect had been arrested and detained by the security agency in Sudan.

“Consequently, after several arrests and investigations by the host authorities, it was established that the deceased was stabbed to death.

“The suspect who is a student of Sudanese-Canadian College in Khartoum is a Sudanese of Nigerian origin.

“It was discovered during investigations, authorities discovered that the suspect had stolen some of the deceased personal belongings including cash,” he said.

He said the suspected allegedly confessed committing the crime and is being held in custody.

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“Our mission in Khartoum will continue to monitor and follow up the case to ensure that justice is done on this matter.

“In the meantime, the process of conveying the remains of the late Almu to Nigeria for proper burial is being finalised,” he said

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