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Gunmen kill Kogi’s commissioner, abduct LG chairman

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GUNMEN have killed a commissioner in Kogi State Pension Board, Solomon Akeweje, and abducted the chairman of Yagba West Local Government, Pius Kolawole. 

  Police public relations officer (PPRO), Kogi State Police Command, DSP William Aya, who confirmed the incident, said that the commissioner and Kolawole were travelling in the same vehicle when they were attacked.

He said that police received the report of the attack about 4:30 pm on Saturday, May 1, and immediately moved to the scene of the incident.

He  said that the victims were attacked at Eruku, a border community between Kwara and Kogi States.

The PPRO said both 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.

However, the driver of the vehicle survived the attack while the corpse of Akeweje was deposited at the morgue of ECWA Hospital, Egbe.

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