Gunmen have killed a permanent member of the Kogi State Pensions Commission, Chief Solomon Adebayo, and kidnapped the Chairman of Yagba West Local Council, Pius Kolawole.
Adebayo and Kolawole were returning to Yagba West from Ilorin in the same vehicle, alongside Adebayo’s son, the driver and a police orderly, when gunmen appeared from either sides of the road and opened fire on them.
When The Guardian visited Egbe Police station in Kogi, the bus was seen riddled with bullets and surrounded by sympathisers. The incident reportedly occurred between the border towns of Eruku, Kwara State, and Egbe.
A witness said Adebayo might have died instantly of bullet wounds, while his driver, also with bullet wounds, managed to escape with the car.
The whereabouts of the council boss was unknown. But official in charge of Department of Security (DSO), Yagba West, Emmanuel Afolabi, disclosed yesterday that the council boss was hail and hearty in the hands of kidnappers. Kogi police spokesman, William Ayah, said investigation would be carried out to arrest the assailants.