Tuesday, October 27, 2020

By Fatimah Adedeji

An Assistant Director of Administration in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Ms. Laetitia Naankang Dagan, has been reportedly killed by unknown assailants in her home in Abuja.

Ms. Dagan, according to a statement issued by Assistant Director of Information in the State House, Attah Esa, worked in her office at the State House till about 8pm on Monday, when she left for home.

The 47-year old Dagan was, however, reportedly attacked and killed in her home at about 11pm by unknown persons.

“47-year Ms. Dagan from Plateau State, worked in her office on Monday till 8pm, but by 11pm, she was gruesomely murdered in her apartment by unknown persons.

“The Permanent Secretary prayed God Almighty to comfort Ms. Dagan’s family, the entire Staff of State House, and grant the soul of the departed officer eternal rest”, statement said.

Meanwhile, reacting to the development in the statement, the Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi, described the killing of Dagan as “a painful loss, not only to her immediate family but also the entire State House.

“She was a dedicated, hard-working officer, and we all feel pained by her dastardly and untimely death,” Arabi told her family members during a condolence visit.

The Permanent Secretary said: “We all share in your grief and pains, but be consoled by the fact that she lived a good life and contributed her best to the services of her nation.”

Arabi expressed confidence that “the Police will fish out the killers of Laetitia and the law will take its course.”

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