Kogi State Commissioner for Pension Board, Mr. Solomon Adegbayo, popularly called Akeweje has been killed by some Unknown gunmen.

The chairman of Yagba West Local Government area of Kogi State, Mr. Pius Kolawole was also kidnapped.

They were attacked on their way from Ilorin, Kwara State to Egbe, the border town between Kogi and Kwara state.

Meanwhile, the Kogi State Police Command  said it has commenced search for the whereabout of the Yagba West Chairman.

The Kogi State Police  Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP William Aya  who confirmed the incident during 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 gunmen’s bullet and died in the process.

He added that his remains had been deposited at ECWA hospital, Egbe while the whereabout of Kolawole remaimed unknown.

“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 assured.

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