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Gunmen murder former top Prisons officer in Nasarawa

A retired Assistant Controller General of Prisons Nanvyet Wuyep Gwali has been murdered by unknown gunmen in Nasarawa State.


The management of the Nigerian Prisons Service confirmed the death in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the service, Francis Enobore on Tuesday.

"The retired senior officer was gruesomely murdered by yet to be identified gunmen on the evening of Friday 10th August, 2018, at his Farm Stead in Laminga, along Keffi – Nasarawa Road, Nasarawa State.


" The deceased senior citizen transferred his services from the then Ministry of Education Plateau State, to the Nigerian Prisons Service in 1989 as a Superintendent of Prisons and rose to the exalted rank of Assistant Controller General of Prisons.

"Amongst his numerous strategic deployments while in service, was to cover the duties of Deputy Controller General of Prisons (Finance and Accounts) which was his last deployment before he graciously retired in February 2016."

Enobore said the deceased will be remembered for being a disciplined, graceful and professional prison officer who brought his wealth of experience to bare and made his mark during his service years.

According to him, the NPS is in touch with the relevant security agencies who are on the trail of the perpetrators of this act to bring them to justice.


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