Gunmen Kill Kogi Commissioner, Abduct Council Boss


Kogi State Pension Board Commissioner, Honourable Adebayo Solomon, has been killed by yet-to-be identified gunmen.

It was learnt that Adebayo was killed on Saturday, while the Chairman of Yagba East Local Government, Pius Kolawole and some others were kidnapped.

The commissioner was said to have been murdered while traveling from Ilorin, Kwara State capital to Kabba in Kogi State.

His vehicle was said to have been shot by gunmen at Eruku village, a few kilometres to Egbe the border town between Kwara and Kogi state.

Adebayo’s remains had been deposited at ECWA Hospital, Egbe, while the whereabouts of Mr Kolawole remained unknown.

It was gathered that the slain commissioner and the Council boss were in the same vehicle when the incident happened.

Reacting to the incident, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ayuba Ede, said an intensive investigation is in progress to unravel the perpetrators of the heinous act.


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