Gunmen on Sunday broke into the residence of the Principal Special Assistant on Knowledge Economy and Investments to Benue State Governor, Dr. Tavershima Adyorororough, and killed him.
According to sources, the unknown gunmen around 12.30am on Sunday stormed his residence at Nyinma layout in Makurdi, Benue state capital where they shot at the man and his wife.
The deceased and family were said to have retired to bed when the assailants invaded the house and shot him dead while his wife was rushed to an undisclosed hospital where she is receiving treatment.
The state governor, Samuel Ortom has demanded the arrest and prosecution of the killer of his aide.
In a press statement issued and signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase, and made available to our correspondent on Sunday, Benue government confirmed that Dr Adyororough was shot and killed by gunmen who invaded his residence.
Governor Ortom 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.
He described the deceased as a competent and dependable aide who delivered on assignments with dedication and honesty.
He sympathized with the immediate family of the deceased, the government and people of the state on the loss and pledges that he would support security agencies in apprehending the culprits.
He urged those with useful information that can lead to the arrest to make same available.
It will be recalled that the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on security matters was gruesomely murdered in 2016 at his residence along Mobile Barracks, Makurdi.
Efforts to get the reaction of police are not successful as Benue command Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Moses Yamu did not pick the call put across to his line.