Samuel Ndubuisi, managing director of the Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI), has been killed by gunmen in Enugu state.
SEDI — based in Enugu — is a federal government institute under the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI).
Ndubuisi and his police orderly were said to have been shot dead by gunmen along the centenary city junction axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway.
According to NAN, the driver of the vehicle reportedly survived the attack, and was taken to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.
When contacted, Daniel Ndukwe, the state police spokesman, confirmed the incident.
The spokesman said, the attack happened at about 4pm but information concerning the incident is still sketchy.
“Information surrounding a shooting incident today, 07/07/2021, at about 1600hrs, along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, said to have led to the death of a man and his police orderly is still sketchy,” Ndukwe said.
“Meanwhile, preliminary investigation has commenced. Further development will be duly communicated, please.”
The incident comes hours after Ifeanyi Okeke, chief executive officer, AutoEase, a vehicle body repair outfit, was killed about two kilometres away from the point of the latest incident.
He was said to have been killed in the presence of his seven-year-old son.
In another incident in May, Stanley Nnaji, a former judge of the Enugu state high court, was shot dead by gunmen.