The Kogi State government on Monday said it is working with security agencies to ensure that the state maintains its status as the safest state in Nigeria.
Kingsley Fanwo, Commissioner for Information and Communications, in a statement said the government is working to ensure the release of Pius Kolawole, the Chairman of Yagba West, who was abducted on his way from Kwara State at the weekend.
During the attack, which occurred at Eruku, Ekiti Local government in Kwara State, Hon. Solomon Adebayo, a Commissioner in the Kogi state pension commission died as a result of gunshot wounds.
The full statement read, ” We wish to report, with every sense of sobriety, the unfortunate attack by some gunmen on a Commissioner in the Kogi State Pension Commission, Late Hon. Solomon Adebayo, and also the Chairman of Yagba West LGA, Hon. Pius Kolawole, on their way back to the state from Kwara State.
“We can confirm authoritatively that the unfortunate incident happened shortly after Eruku, Ekiti Local Government, Kwara State. Hon. Adebayo died as a result of gun wounds sustained from the sad incident.
“The whereabouts of Hon. Pius Kolawole, Chairman of Yagba West LGA is still unknown but security agencies in both Kwara and Kogi states, as well as local security services are working hard to ensure the safe return of the Chairman.”