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The Zamfara State Police Command of the Nigeria police has said it has commenced investigation of circumstances surrounding the strange death of Enoch Okpara, the Abia State born medical doctor, who was killed and burnt last Saturday in the state.

The medical doctor was before his death a consultant obstetrics/gynaecologist at the Federal Medical Centre, Gusau, the state capital of Zamfara.

The command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Shehu Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, said Okpara was killed at his residence in Mareri area of Gusau by unknown assailants.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Usman Nagogo had ordered for the immediate commencement of investigation into the case in a bid to man the culprits and prosecute them.

Reacting to the incident, the vice chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Mannir Bature, described Dr Okpara as a reserved gentleman.

He said Dr Okpara who was a staunch member of Deeper Life Bible Church failed to show up in church on Saturday morning which was very strange of him.

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