Tavershima Adyorororough and his family were said to have retired to bed around 12.30am when the assailants stormed his residence at Nyinma layout in Makurdi. Benue state

They 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, 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 urged those with useful information that can lead to the arrest to make same available.