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Gunmen kill commissioner, kidnap chairman in Kogi

Kogi State Pension Board, Mr Solomon Akeweje: shot dead by gunmen. Photo credit The News

Unknown Gunmen have killed the Commissioner of Pension Board, Mr Solomon Adeboye and kidnapped  Chairman of Yagba East Local Government, Pius Kolawole and some others in Kogi State, police confirmed on Sunday.

Mr Adeboye was said to be travelling from Ilorin to Kabba when his vehicle was said to have been shot at Eruku village a few kilometres to Egbe the border town between Kwara and Kogi state by some gunmen.

His remains have been deposited at ECWA Hospital, Egbe, while the whereabouts of Kolawole remained unknown.

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.

Kogi State has been experiencing cases of kidnapping and robberies, with many blaming the criminal activities on the deplorable section of the roads.

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