Unknown gunmen suspected to be hired assassins have killed Dr. Ivy Umanah at her residence in Shelter Afrique Housing Estate, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
The 44-year-old Dr. Umanah until her death was the Head, Department Pathology, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH).
The circumstances surrounding her death was still sketchy at the time of filing this report but several family sources said she was killed by unknown gunmen in her home.
One of the sources said the late Umanah was living alone in her Shelter Afrique residence in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, before the incident occurred.
The source told The Nation, “She was living alone in her Shelter Afrique residence before her murder. We just heard that gunmen came to her house and killed her.”
Cordelia Nwawe, Akwa Ibom State police public relations officer, confirmed this sad development to our reporter. She added that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder.
Dr. Umanah was a graduate of the University of Ibadan and an alumnus Federal Government Girls’ College Calabar. Since the news of her death broke, her classmates and friends, took to Facebook to note her excellent academic record.
“Ivy Umanah, you didn’t deserve this, but God knows best. Sleep on dear friend and sister. May you find rest at the Master’s feet,” a Federal Government Girls’ College (FEGOCAL) alunmus, Annie EuDoxie wrote on Facebook.
Dehinde Olatunji, a former mathematics teacher at FEGOCAL wrote on his Facebook page, “I received the information this morning. Sad, very sad indeed. She was my wife’s classmate and roommate at UCH, Ibadan for many years. She was my wife’s closest friend. Ivy Umanah was always around us. She visited us and stayed with us in all the houses we’ve lived. I don’t know how to break the sad news to my children; she’s their aunty. My heart is indeed very heavy. May the Soul of our dear friend, Dr Ivy Umanah Rest In Perfect Peace. Amen.”
Victoria Golden wrote too, “She was very brilliant. She took first position always. It’s so sad she left us so early.”
Olatunji also remarked, “Ivy was also an academic prize winner during the reign of Juliana Ekong of 1988 set of FEGOCAL.”