Abuja – Gunmen suspected to be hired assassins have shot dead the Principal Security Officer to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, reports The Nation.

Tamuno Jacob Igbomie was shot at point-blank range in his car by the the unknown assailants.

Igbomie's corpse was found in his Honda Accord car last Friday along the Airport Road, Abuja.

He was was found early in the morning with all his phones, wallet and other personal effects intact in the car.

Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer,  confirmed the killing and stated that investigation has started  to arrest the assailants.

Igbomie served at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command before he was transferred  to the Presidential Villa as Patience’s  Aide-De-Camp (ADC) when Jonathan was the Vice President.

He was later promoted to the position of PSO to Patience when her husband became the President.

– The Nation