Kogi State Authorities has vowed to seek out and convey to justice criminals within the state following the dying of its Pension Board Commissioner, Adebayo Solomon.
Additionally, the Chairman of Yagba East Native Authorities Space of the state, Pius Kolawole and a few others had been additionally not too long ago kidnapped by gunmen who’ve demanded a random of N100 million.
Solomon was mentioned to be travelling from Ilorin, Kwara State to Kabba in Kogi State when the gunmen shot at his car, killing him.
In its first response to the tragic dying, the state authorities in an announcement signed Monday by the Commissioner for Data and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, mentioned the late commissioner “died on account of gun wounds sustained from the unhappy incident”.
It learn, “We are able to affirm authoritatively that the unlucky incident occurred shortly after Eruku, Ekiti Native Authorities, Kwara State. Hon. Adebayo died on account of gunshot wounds sustained from the unhappy incident.
“The whereabouts of Hon. Pius Kolawole, Chairman of Yagba West LGA continues to be unknown however safety businesses in each Kwara and Kogi State, in addition to native safety providers are working arduous to make sure the protected return of the Chairman.
“Regardless of occurring on Saturday, the Kogi State Authorities has been circumspect in making official statements so as to not do something to throw into jeopardy, the efforts of safety businesses on the matter. However it’s also incumbent on a accountable Authorities like ours to talk to our individuals and guarantee them that Kogi will spare nothing to stay the most secure within the nation.
“We additionally want to warning these making statements that are able to undermining the safety of the state to desist from such an unpatriotic want for anomie. It’s excessive time we got here collectively to make our nation protected, secured and governable.
“The federal government and the individuals of Kogi State are additionally decided to make Kogi peaceable and protected. Our authorities has the backing of the individuals and the safety businesses to maintain Kogi protected.
“We commiserate with the household of late Hon. Solomon Adebayo, the individuals of Yagba West and the whole Kogi State Pension Fee over the demise of a hardworking and patriotic gentleman who contributed immensely to our Pension Administration Revolution within the State. He might be sorely missed.
“The Kogi State Authorities needs to guarantee the household of Hon. Pius Kolawole and the individuals of Yagba West of our dedication to make sure the discharge of the Council Chairman.
“We thank all good spirited businesses and personal people who’ve stood with us on this darkish time. As a Authorities, we are going to recommit ourselves to collaborating with neighboring States to make sure safety of lives and property.”
Simply final week, the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Sensible Adeyemi, lamented within the Nationwide Meeting the rising insecurity within the nation, describing it because the worst in Nigeria’s historical past.
However Remi Tinubu, her colleague within the Nationwide Meeting and spouse of the Nationwide Chief of the ruling All Progressives Congress, which Sensible additionally belongs to, was crucial of Adeyemi’s frankness, asking him, “Are you in PDP (opposition Peoples Democratic Celebration)? Are you a wolf in sheep’s clothes?”
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