Abuja – The Kogi state government says it will spare nothing to remain the safest state in the country.
Kingsley Fanwo, Kogi commissioner for information, said this in a statement on Monday.
TheCable had reported how gunmen, on Saturday, killed Solomon Adebayo, Kogi state pension board commissioner, and abducted Pius Kolawole, chairman of Yagba West LGA, who was with the commissioner at the time of the incident.
Confirming the attack, Fanwo said the chairman has not yet been found, but assured residents that security agencies are working to secure his release.
He said the government had been careful not to release a statement but noted that it, however, became necessary to assure residents of their safety.
“The whereabouts of Hon. Pius Kolawole, Chairman of Yagba West LGA, is still unknown but security agencies in both Kwara and Kogi State, as well as local security services are working hard to ensure the safe return of the Chairman,” the statement reads.
“Despite happening on Saturday, the Kogi State Government has been circumspect in making official statements in order not to do anything to throw into jeopardy, the efforts of security agencies on the matter. But it is also incumbent on a responsible Government like ours to speak to our people and assure them that Kogi will spare nothing to remain the safest in the country.”
Fanwo also warned those making statements capable of jeopardising the security of the state to desist from doing so.
“We commiserate with the family of late Hon. Solomon Adebayo, the people of Yagba West and the entire Kogi State Pension Commission over the demise of a hardworking and patriotic gentleman who contributed immensely to our Pension Administration Revolution in the State. He will be sorely missed,” the commissioner added.