Gunmen kill Kogi Commissioner


Gunmen have killed Solomon Adebayo, the Kogi State Pensions Commissioner while traveling along Ilorin-Kabba  road.

The Police said Adebayo was killed while traveling to Kabba from Ilorin on Saturday evening.

The Kogi State Police Command also said it has commenced search for the whereabouts of the Chairman, Yagba West Local Government Area of the state, Mr Pius Kolawole who was in the same car with the late Pension Board Commissioner, Mr. Adebayo.

The state police spokesperson, William Ayah said the gunmen opened fire on the commissioner’s vehicle along the road, killing him on the spot while severely wounding his driver.

The police said an investigation would be carried out to track and arrest those behind the deadly assault.

It was however unclear whether the attackers made away with any of the victims’ belongings.

The driver, whose name was not immediately disclosed, was taken to ECWA Hospital Egbe alongside others injured in the attack.

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The killing of Adebayo, Akeweje of Eri Land in Kogi, was being mourned across the state as the news trickled out overnight.

Meanwhile, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has described Nigeria as a giant-killing field under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The party in a communique read by its national chairman. Mr. Uche Secondus after a meeting in Abuja, decried the current security situation in the country.

The PDP said the security of lives and property is becoming practically non-existent as Nigeria descends into anarchy even as it condemned the handling of Boko Haram by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

“Terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, rape, arson, mindless murder of citizens and even security agents are ravaging the land. Criminals have taken complete control of most aspects of our lives unchecked,” secondus said.