Simon Ateba/Lagos

Aisha Noble, who worked at the Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja City Mall in Lagos, western Nigeria, has been stabbed to death.

She was stabbed eleven times by a jealous lover, colleagues said on Monday, and police confirmed in an interview on Tuesday that she was murdered.

Aisha, said to be the only daughter to her parents, was killed on Saturday night at Ogudu area of Lagos where she resided.

Silverbird Cinemas has not issued an official statement and the police in Lagos have not given details about how she was killed or who killed her, but colleagues who spoke to our correspondent said she was killed by her lover.

The late Aishat

The late Aishat

They said she came to work on Saturday, completed her schedule and went home. It was only hours later that news came that she had been stabbed in Ogudu, a colleague said, pleading anonymity.

Her colleague said before being moved to the box office at Ikeja City Mall last week, she had worked in the communication department at Silverbird Galleria in Victoria Island.

Aisha was said to be from Kogi State and lived alone in a rented apartment at Ogudu.

Her colleagues described her as hardworking and easygoing and expressed shock that she had been killed.

“She used to wear very long hair, she was a nice girl,” a colleague said.

The police public relation office confirmed in an interview that Aisha was killed but gave no other details.