The Director of Works, Federal Polytechnic, Idah, Kogi State, Mr. Solomon Ayegba Sani, has been shot dead by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. The incident has thrown the polytechnic community into confusion.
It was gathered that the deceased was shot death at about 10:00p.m. on Tuesday at his residence in Idah, Idah Local Government Area of Kogi. A source told The Guardian that the victim had just been promoted to the position of Director of Works by the polytechnic management and that the deceased was eminently qualified among other top contenders for the same position because he was a chartered engineer.
Efforts to speak with the management of the polytechnic proved abortive. However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP William Aya, confirmed the incident, saying Sani was assassinated by unknown gunmen on Tuesday night.
Aya said the brother of the deceased reported the incident to the police in Idah. The police spokesman noted that investigation has commenced immediately, adding that the police is on the trail of the assailants.