Assistant Director In Aso Rock, Laetitia Dagan, Assassinated In Abuja

Assistant Director In Aso Rock, Laetitia Dagan, Assassinated In Abuja

By Bayo Adegbite | Politics Reporter on February 20, 2020
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President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Aso Rock staff at an 'interactive meeting' on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | State House Photo
President Muhammadu Buhari meets with Aso Rock staff at an 'interactive meeting' on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 | State House Photo

Laetitia Dagan, an assistant director of administration in the State House, Abuja was assassinated in the nation’s capital on Monday, February 17, 2020.

According to Vanguard, the Aso Rock staff was said to have closed from work around 8 pm on Monday and never had an inkling of what was waiting for her at home.

It was gathered that the assassins went to her residence at Lokogoma, an outskirt of the Abuja city centre at about 11 pm to snuff the life out of her.

Reacting to the incident, the permanent secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi, described the killing of Ms Laetitia 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 in a statement signed by, Attah Esa, a deputy director information, State House further 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.”

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

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.

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