Kogi pension board commissioner killed by gunmen, council boss abducted

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Gunmen have killed the Pension Board Commissioner in Kogi State, police authorities confirmed on Sunday.

It was gathered that the victim, Adebayo Solomon, was killed on Saturday while Chairman of Yagba East Local Government Area, Pius Kolawole and some others were kidnapped.

The slain commissioner 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 by some gunmen.

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

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Reacting to the incident, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ayuba Ede, said an intensive investigation was in progress to unravel the perpetrators of the heinous act.