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Nigerian diplomat stabbed to death in Sudan

May 11, 2018 at 9:04 am

A Nigerian diplomat was found dead in his home in the Sudanese capital Khartoum yesterday, two security sources said, in an apparent murder that police said did not appear to be politically motivated.

Police spokesman Omar Al-Mokhtar said the unidentified diplomat, who had been working in the immigration section of the Nigerian embassy, was stabbed to death and police had ruled out the possibility it was a terrorist attack.

Al-Mokhtar said police had arrested several suspects, but provided no further details.

Officials from the Nigerian Embassy in Khartoum were not available to comment.

Dubai-based Al-Arabiya television had earlier described the diplomat’s death as an “assassination”.

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