Gunmen have killed Kogi State Commissioner for Pensions Solomon Adebayo while returning from Ilorin to Kabba on Saturday.
Kogi State police spokesperson, Willaim Ayah, said the gunmen opened fire on the commissioner’s vehicle along the road, killing him on the spot while severely wounding his driver.
The police said an investigation would be carried out to track and arrest those behind the deadly assault.
It was however unclear whether the attackers made away with any of the victims’ belongings.
The driver, whose name was not immediately disclosed, was taken to ECWA Hospital Egbe alongside others injured in the attack.
The killing of Adebayo, Akeweje of Eri Land in Kogi, was being mourned across the state as the news trickled out overnight.