A lecturer with Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) in Ebonyi State, Kyrian Nwoke, who went missing few days ago, has been murdered by unknown assailants.
Nwoke, before his death, taught in the Department of Physiology in AE-FUNAI.
His remains were found along Abakaliki Rice Mill axis of Ogoja road on Monday, with bullet wounds.
His car was also taken away by the unknown assailants.
Daily Trust gathered that the deceased was using his car for a taxi so as to fend for himself and his family following the hardship and tussle between the federal government and ASUU, which has led to the withholding of salaries of lecturers for months.
“The deceased was said to have gone missing on Sunday night after yet-to-be-identified persons phoned him to come to Udemezue in Abakaliki to pick customers to a popular eatery along Ogoja road.
“The young man was a lecturer in Physiology Department, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike-Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
“So he started using his car for a taxi business owing to the withheld salaries of lecturers for some months.
“He left behind his wife and his two-year-old daughter.
“He didn’t return as his lifeless body was found the next day near the Rice Mill along the same Ogoja road with bullet wounds on his body and his car missing.
“My prayer is that the perpetrators of this evil act will never go unpunished. Ebonyi State government and indeed security agency should sit up and bring the culprits to book,” the source said.
Although, the State police spokesman, DSP Loveth Odah, when contacted, said the command was not aware of the alleged murder of the lecturer.
“And if there is anything like that, we must get to the end of the matter,” she said.