BREAKING: Governor Ortom’s aide assassinated

– Hon Igbana Denen, an aide to the Benue state
governor has been assassinated
– Igbana was murdered by some unidentified gunmen
– The gunmen invaded the governor’s aide’s house and
shot him dead
If reports by Daily Post are anything to go by, then
Honorable Igbana Deneen has been killed by some
unidentified gunmen.
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The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Benue state
on security matters, was murdered after gunmen invaded
his house around 2:30am and shot him dead.
Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom has vowed to fish out
killers of his senior special assistant on security.
Igbana was assassinated early Friday in his private
residence at Tionsha area, along Makurdi-Naka expressway.
Ortom described the assassination of his aide as
irreparable, saying the death was impliedly a heavy blow to
him and the entire administration. He promised to quickly
mobilize security agencies to unravel the killing and fish out
the culprits.
PM News reports that the aide had just arrived home from
work when the gunmen attacked him.
Witnesses disclosed that the gunmen stormed the house
and shot severally on the Hilux van in which the SSA drove.
The assailants pursued him when he attempted to escape
before he was finally killed in a house near his home.
Governor Ortom paid a condolence visit to the family at the
residence in Tionsha, alongside members of the executive
and state security councils.
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He also visited the Benue State University Teaching Hospital
(BSUTH) mortuary where the corpse was deposited.
The leader of Tionsha community, Chief Thomas Ayakpam
said the death was a great loss to the entire community and
state. He noted that the SSA was killed by the gunmen for
no just cause.
“The gunmen came in the midnight at about 12.32am when
he just returned and had not come down from his vehicle.
He came down from the vehicle but they pursued him and
shot him several times in the leg and stomach. But Deneen
was wailing, calling for help. He died while being conveyed
to the hospital after the gunmen had escaped,” Ayakpam
stated.

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