Armed men yesterday morning shot and killed Professor Gabriel Okayi of the Federal University of Agriculture (FUAM), Makurdi, Benue State.
The deceased was a Professor of Aquatic Pollution in the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
The incident happened at his home in Asase community in North Bank area of Makurdi around 3:00am.
The late don had on Sunday dedicated his new car at Foundation Faith Church in North Bank, Makurdi.
Confirming the incident, Benue State Cmmissioner of Police, Bashir Makama, said the late professor had woken up from sleep and observed that his dogs were not let loose as usually done at night.
“As he stepped out of the house to release the dogs, some gunmen hiding inside his compound shot him in the back as he turned to enter his house, killing him instantly”, he explained.
Makama added that investigation into the gruesome killing had commenced.