Ambassador S.S Yusuf, a former Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, was reportedly murdered in his apartment in the early hours of Monday, June 13.
The former ambassador was thrown out through the balcony of his apartment.
Daily Sun reports that the former ambassador was murdered by four assailants who broke into his house in Zone 6 District of Abuja.
According to an eyewitness who gave his name as Oche, Yusuf was thrown out from the third floor of the apartment through the balcony.
The eyewitness said: “We woke up this morning only to find the body of the man lying lifeless.
“That was when I overhead neighbourhoods saying that some people broke into his apartment midnight. They threw him out through the balcony and he died right there.”
Also speaking, Yemi Adebisi Kuti, a relative of the deceased said her brother was assassinated, adding that the assailants did not tamper with anything in the apartment.
She said: “My brother was born in 1957. He was the immediate-past ambassador to South Africa. All I can say is that he was murdered. The people that broke into his apartment did not take anything with them.
“They did not even tamper with the smallest item in the house. They just came and carried out their assignment.”
Yusuf was appointed High Commissioner to S.A., Lesotho and Swaziland in January 2012. Before his appointment, he was the director of the Middle East and Gulf division at the foreign affairs ministry.