By Ajogwu Jerry

According to reports gathered by TheNigerian, a Nigerian diplomat was found dead on Thursday at his home in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

According to our sources investigations are ongoing to ascertain the cause of his death.

Reuters that initially reported the incident said officials from the Nigerian Embassy in Khartoum were not immediately available to comment.

However, Dubai-based al-Arabiya television identified the diplomat as the consul general and described his death as an “assassination”.

Reports on social media suggested the killers used a knife in the attack.

It would be recalled that intermittent violence is common in the Sudan’s warring southern and western regions, however violence in the capital is rare.

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has in recent months shaken up the security establishment, replacing the heads of the army and intelligence service in February.