Gunmen have killed an aide to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
The Governor’s Principal Special Assistant on Knowledge Economy and Investments, Dr. Tavershima Adyorough, was shot and killed by gunmen who invaded his residence at about 12.30 on Sunday morning.
The gunmen also shot his wife, but she survived and is receiving treatment at a hospital.
Meanwhile, Governor Ortom has described the killing as unacceptable and condemnable, requesting security agencies to swing into action immediately so as to arrest those responsible for the dastardly act.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase, the governor said Adyororough was a competent and dependable aide who delivered on assignments with dedication and honesty.
The Governor sympathised with Adyororough’s immediate family, the government and people of the state on the loss and pledged that he would support security agencies in apprehending the culprits.
He urged people with information that can lead to the arrest of the gunmen to make same available.