Amaechi’s SSS CSO is dead

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The chief security officer to Rotimi Amaechi has died in Kaduna, Tontrends learnt from security and official sources.

The officer, who was described as a senior intelligence personnel, died on Monday morning while on a trip with the transport minister.

Peter Afunanya, chief spokesperson for the SSS, told Tontrends on Tuesday morning that the officer was electrocuted at his hotel room.

“He died at his hotel during an electric accident,” Mr Afunanya said

Tontrends has withheld the officer’s identity to allow the official notification of his family.

His death occurred hours after reports said Mr Amaechi’s convoy was attacked in Kaduna while leaving from a train station to the city centre.

Mr Amaechi pushed back against the report on Twitter Sunday night, saying it was fake news as no attack on his convoy occurred.

A source close to Mr Amaechi also said the officer died at a hotel in a case of electrocution, dismissing strongly any insinuation that it was from an attack.