Gunmen kill Adebayo, Kogi commissioner on Ilorin-Kabba road




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Gunmen have killed Solomon Adebayo, the Kogi State Commissioner while traveling along the road in Kogi State.

According the Nigeria Police, Adebayo was killed while traveling Kabba Ilorin on Saturday evening.

The Kogi State Police Command also said it has commenced search for the whereabouts of the Chairman, Yagba West Local Government Area of the state, Mr Pius Kolawole, who was in the same car with the late Board Commissioner, Mr. Adebayo.

The state police spokesperson, William Ayah said the gunmen opened fire on the commissioner’ vehicle along the road, him on the spot while severely wounding driver.

The police said an investigation would be carried out track and arrest those behind the deadly assault.

It was however unclear whether the attackers made away with any of the victims’ belongings.

The driver, whose name was not immediately disclosed, was taken ECWA Egbe alongside others in the attack.

The of Adebayo, Akeweje of Eri Land in Kogi, was being mourned across the state as the news trickled out overnight.

Meanwhile, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Nigeria as a giant- field under the administration of President .

The main made this known in a communique after a meeting at the Akwa Ibom Governor’ Lodge in Abuja.

Reading the communique to newsmen, the national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, decried the current security situation in the country.

According to the PDP, the security of lives and is becoming practically non-existent as Nigeria descends into anarchy.

The PDP also condemned the handling of by the administration.

“Terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, rape, arson, mindless murder of citizens and even security agents are ravaging the land. Criminals have taken complete control of most aspects of our lives unchecked,” secondus said. (Cityvoice)