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Gov. Ortom’s aide shot dead, wife injured in Markudi

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Some gunmen on Sunday barged into the premises of the Principal Special Assistant to the Benue State Governor on Knowledge, Economy and Investments, Dr Tavershima Adyorough, and shot him dead.

The assailants broke into the residence at Nyinma layout in Makurdi, the state capital, around 12.30am and shot him and his wife, PUNCH reported.

The family was said to have gone to bed when the gunmen attacked the house, shooting Adyorough dead and leaving his wife with gunshot wounds.

The wife of the deceased was immediately rushed to an undisclosed hospital.

The state Governor, Samuel Ortom, has  the arrest and prosecution of the killers.

In a press statement issued and signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Terver Akase, on Sunday, the governor expressed grief over the death and demanded that security agencies immediately bring the culprits to book.

Describing the deceased as a competent and dependable aide who discharged his duties diligently and honesty, said the killing was unacceptable and condemnable.

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He extended his condolences to the family of the deceased, the government and people of the state, and assured that security agencies will leave no stone unturned  to apprehend the culprits.

He enjoined those with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the assailants to make same available.

The Benue State Police spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu, said the police received information that two unknown gunmen in the early hours of Sunday shot Adyorough and his wife at their residence at BIPC Quarters, Nyiman, Makurdi.

Yamu said, “On arrival, the police rushed the couple to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital where the man was confirmed dead, while the wife is currently receiving treatment. Five expended cartridges were recovered from the scene of the crime.”

He added that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bashir Makama, had directed immediate investigation into the incident, assuring members of the public that the perpetrators would be brought to book.


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