Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has urged the security agents to apprehend the killers of the ex-chairman of Etsako East Local Council, Suleiman Afegbua.
Obaseki condemned the gruesome killing of Afegbua who was shot along Benin-Auchi road on Thursday.
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. John Mayaki, said preliminary reports showed that unknown attackers, suspected to be assassins, killed him on his way to Benin City, the Edo State capital.
Obaseki promised to take care of his family, while he offered scholarship to his daughter up to university level. He also promised to assist his immediate community.
He said: “The road leading to his quarters (Awoyemi), which Suleiman could not complete would be done, while
the youth’s welfare , which was paramount to him would be addressed.”
The governor made the pledge when he condoled with the family at the weekend at Okpella, in Etsako local council area.
The late Suleiman’s father, his wife and other family members in Awoyemi quarters received the governor.
While describing Suleiman as a loyal party man, Obaseki said he was an active member of All Progressives Congress (APC) and a man of peace who fought for the development of his community.