Gunmen Kidnap LG Chairman, Kill Commissioner In Kogi

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The chairman of Yagba West local government area of Kogi State, Mr. Pius Kolawole, has been kidnapped. Kolawole was kidnapped on his way from Ilorin, the Kwara state capital to his home town of Egbe, the border town between Kogi and Kwara States However, a Commissioner in the State Pension Board, Mr. Solomon Akeweje, who was in the same vehicle with Kolawole was not so lucky as he was shot dead instantly by the abductors.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Police Command said it has commenced search for the kidnapped Yagba West chairman

The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP William Aya, who confirmed the incident during an interview with journalists in Lokoja on Sunday, said Kolawole was with Akeweje in the same car when they were attacked by gunmen at Eruku.

Aya said that Akeweje was hit by the gunmen’s bullet and thereafter died. He added that his remains had been deposited at ECWA hospital, Egbe while the whereabiut of Kolawole remained unknown.

“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ede Ayuba, has deployed personnel to the area to search for and rescue the chairman from his abductors,” he stated.Q

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