Gunmen have killed an aide to former Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State.

Sunny Iyere, was killed along the Abuja-Kafanchan highway on Thursday.

Two others in transit with him were kidnapped and are being held hostage .

The former Special Assistant was traveling from Abuja to Jos in his Toyota Land Cruiser with other occupants when the vehicle was stopped by the gunmen numbering about eight at Kafanchan forest in Kaduna State.

It was gathered that in an attempt to force the vehicle to stop, the kidnappers opened fire on the car while one of the bullets hit Iyere, who was driving.

One of the escapees further narrated that the three occupants were dragged out of the vehicle and beaten to the point of coma.

While they were being dragged into the bush the kidnappers discovered that Iyere was bleeding profusely and abandoned him beside his car where he died.

Last week, a special squad was commissioned by police authorities to forestall accidents along this axis after cases of kidnappings and killing were reported.