Unknown gunmen on Saturday, killed a Commissioner in the Kogi State Pension Board, Solomon Adebayo, and abducted the Chairman of Yagba West Local Government, Pius Kolawole.
The state police spokesman, DSP William Aya, who confirmed the incident to NAN, 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 at about 4:30 pm on Saturday, May 1st, and immediately moved to the scene of the incident.
The police spokesperson said that the victims were attacked at Eruku, a border community between Kwara and Kogi States.
According to Aya, both Adebayo and Kolawole were travelling back to Egbe from Kwara State when they were attacked by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
He revealed that the driver of the vehicle survived the attack while the corpse of Adebayo was deposited at the morgue of ECWA Hospital, Egbe.
Aya added that the state police command has commenced a search for the whereabouts of the LGA chairman.
“The commissioner 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,” he assured.
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