Unidentified gunmen on Friday, assassinated the custodian of Aneku Okuku Cement masquerade of Obehira, and a Personal Assistant to the Governor on Domestic Matters, Yusuf Adabenege, in Okene town, Kogi State.
He was reportedly killed alongside two of his aides while driving on Obehira – Ege road in Okene. The slain Assistant was at the forefront of drumming support for the reelection bid of governor Yahaya Bello.
It was learnt that late Adabenege was ambushed at the front of Living Faith Church, Okuha Anatahu Okene Obehira road around 6:40 pm when a hand grenade was thrown at his convoy forcing the vehicle to stop abruptly.
He was said to have been dragged down from the vehicle and killed using a hand grenade that hit him on the head.
The gunmen also fired at his vehicle which resulted in the death of his driver identified as Musa, who gave up the ghost immediately.
Following his death, security operatives were drafted in to man strategic positions around the town.
Governor Yahaya Bello, who addressed the people of Ebiraland on Saturday morning on TAO FM mourned the death of Adabenege.
He condoled with the people of Ebira, vowing that he would work with the security agencies to bring the perpetrators to book.