Police Sgt. Hellen was said to have been shot dead at Abakpa-Nike axis of Enugu metropolis at about 10pm on her way to her residence after official duty.

There are no clues regarding the motives behind the gruesome murder.

When contacted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amarizu, who confirmed the incident said described it as "painful news".

Amarizu, however, said he is yet to establish exactly what really happened.

“If you look at what happened, it is painful and sad to hear that aide to deputy governor was shot dead on her way back after daily activities.

“We can’t really say exactly what happened now but we are trying to find out”, the Police spokesman added.

On Monday, Deputy Governor of Borno state, Usman Durkwa encountered a face-off with soldiers deployed along a highway in Yobe state. 

His office was neither respected nor his voice heard. It took the intervention of a tip military officer to force the soldiers to remove barricades aimed at limiting vehicular movement.