KOGI: Gunmen kill Commissioner, kidnap council chair


The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the murder of a Commissioner of the State Pension Board, Mr Solomon Akeweje, and the abduction of the Chairman of Yagba West Local Government, Mr Pius Kolawole.

The incident was confirmed on Sunday by the spokesman of the Police Command, DSP William Aya, who said that the Commissioner and Kolawole were travelling in the same vehicle when they were attacked.

According to DSP Aya who informed that the victims were attacked at Eruku, a border community between Kwara and Kogi States, the police received the report of the attack at about 4:30 pm on Saturday, May 1 and immediately moved to the scene of the incident.

He said; “Akeweje and Kolawole were travelling back to Egbe from Kwara State when they were attacked by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.”

The whereabouts of the abducted Kolawole is unknown as at the time of this report while his abductors are yet to call or demand a ransom.


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