Unknown gunmen have killed the Commandant of Command Secondary School in Ibadan, Oyo State, Col. Anthony Okeyim.
His body was found in his apartment in the school.
Sources said he was attacked in front of his official quarters and strangulated.
Police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu said the police were treating it as a suspected case of murder.
“I can confirm to you that the deceased was found dead in front of his apartment about 6.30 am yesterday. We are treating it as a case of suspected murder.
“Commissioner of Police Samuel Adegbuyi visited the school immediately the case was reported. Police investigation had begun and the investigating team is working with the military police. We have strengthened security around the area.”
A friend of the late Army officer, who preferred anonymity, said Col. Okeyim was promoted three weeks ago and he was waiting to be decorated.