Unknown Gunmen Kill Kogi Commissioner

3April 2021 By Victoria Abah

The Commissioner for Pensions in Kogi State, Mr Solomon Adebayo has been shot dead while the whereabouts of Chairman Yagba West Local Government Area of the State, Pius Kolawole is still unknown.

The Commissioner for Information and Communications in the State, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, who confirmed this to newsmen during a media briefing, said the unfortunate attack was carried out on their way back to the State from Kwara State.

He assured residents that security agencies in both Kwara and Kogi States, as well as local security outfits were working hard to ensure the safe return of the Chairman.

He reiterated the commitment of the Govt in ensuring that the State remained the safest in the country.

Mr. Kingsley Fanwo cautioned those making statements which were capable of undermining the security of the State to desist from such and come together to make the nation safe, and governable.

He maintained that the Government and the people of Kogi State were also determined to make it peaceful and safe.

While commiserating with the family of late Mr. Solomon Adebayo, the people of Yagba West and the entire Kogi State Pension Commission, Mr. Fanwo reiterated that the State Government was committed towards ensuring the release of the Council Chairman, Mr. Pius Kolawole.

The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo thanked all agencies and individuals who stood with the State, stressing that as a Government, it will continue collaborating with neighboring States to ensure security of lives and property.

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