Kogi boils as gunmen kill Bello’s aide, two others with grenade
Unidentified gunmen have assassinated the custodian of Aneku Okuku masquerade, Mr. Yusuf Adabenege, in Okene town, Kogi State.
Adabenege was reportedly killed alongside two of his aides while driving on Obehira-ege road in Okene. Adabenege was at the forefront of drumming support for the reelection bid of the state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, and also the custodian of Aneku Okuku Cementi masquerade of Obehira.
He was also a Personal Assistant to the Governor on Domestic Matters until his death.
It was learnt that late Adabenege was ambushed at the front of Living Faith Church, Okuha Anatahu Okene Obehira road around 6:40pm on Friday 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 immediately.
Following his death, security operatives were drafted in to man strategic positions around the city.
The state Governor, Alhaji 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. Punch