Unknown Gunmen Assassinate Gov. Ortom’s Top Aide

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DAILY POST reports that Mr. Adyorough was murdered Sunday morning in his residence at BIPC Estate Nyiman, Makurdi, the Benue state capital.

The Special Adviser to the governor on Media, Tever Akase who confirmed  the development, described the deceased as competent and dependable aide who delivered on assignments with dedication and honesty.

Akase said Adyorough was shot and killed by gunmen who invaded his residence at about 12.30 this morning and also shot his wife who is now on admission in an undisclosed hospital.

He furthered that the state government was demanding for the arrest and prosecution of the killers.

According to him, “Governor Ortom describes the killing as unacceptable and condemnable, requesting security agencies to swing into action immediately so as to arrest those responsible for the dastardly act.

“The Governor sympathizes 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 urges those with useful information that can lead to the arrest to make same available,” Akase added.

Adyorough’s death is coming a year and three months after Denen Igbana, the Senior Special Assistant on Security to the Benue state governor was also murdered in Makurdi.

While Denen Igbana was murdered on May 20, 2016, Tavershima Adyorough was assassinated on August 20, 2017.

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