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Kogi commissioner killed, others abducted

The Pension Board Commissioner of Kogi State, Adebayo Solomon, was killed on Saturday by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

Police authorities in a statement Sunday confirmed the commissioner was killed while those he was with – the Chairman of Yagba East Local Government; Pius Kolawole; and some others – were abducted.

The deceased, popularly called Akeweje, was said to be travelling from Ilorin to Kabba when his car was shot at by some gunmen at Eruku village, a few kilometres to Egbe, which is the border town between Kwara and Kogi.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP William Aya, stated that  Kolawole was with Akeweje in the same car when they were attacked by gunmen at Eruku.

He added that his remains had been deposited at ECWA Hospital, Egbe while the whereabiut of Kolawole is still unlnown.

“The Commissioner Police of Police in the state, Mr Ede Ayuba, has deployed personnel to the area to search for and rescue the chairman from his abductors. The command is not resting on its oars to secure his release,” Aya added.

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