- The killing of Ebonyi state deputy speaker's aide has been confirmed by police
- Kingsley Obasi was killed on Wednesday, November 11, by suspected gunmen when he was going home
- The police command said the bag of the deceased was stolen by the gunmen, vowing to ensure that the assaulters are apprehended
Kingsley Obasi, an aide to the deputy speaker of the Ebonyi House of Assembly, has been killed by suspected gunmen, with the state police confirming the tragic incident.
Loveth Odah, public relations officer of the command, confirmed Obasi's death on Thursday, November 12, in Abakaliki, the state capital.
According to Odah, the incident happened on Wednesday night, November 11.
She also stated that the deceased was trailed on his way home by the gunmen, adding that the assailants collected Obasi's bag before shooting him.
“We gathered that the victim was trailed by the gunmen on Wednesday night on his way home before killing him."
Odah, however, said the command has begun an investigation into the matter with a view to arresting the perpetrators and bringing them to book.
In a related development, no fewer than two persons were feared dead when the police division in Igueben, Igueben local government area of Edo state was reportedly attacked by some gunmen.
The gunmen who allegedly carried out the dastardly act on the night of Monday, November 9, also made away with arms and ammunition.
A police inspector and a constable were allegedly killed during the attack while several others were wounded.
Meanwhile, President Muhammdu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, a former civilian governor of Kaduna state.
Musa was declared dead with Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central in the Nigerian Senate announcing the statesman's passing in a tweet on Wednesday, November 11.
In a condolence message to the people of Kaduna state through his senior media aide Garba Shehu, President Buhari described the former governor as a "voice for the voiceless who remained steadfast in the call for good and inclusive governance."
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