The are fears that the executive chairman of Yagba West Local Government area of Kogi State, Mr. Pius Kolawole has been kidnapped.
Kolawole and a State Pension Board Commissioner, Solomon Adebayo Akeweje were attacked by unknown gunmen while returning from Ilorin, Kwara state capital to Egbe. They were attacked along the border town between Kogi and Kwara states.
Adebayo, who was in the same vehicle with the local government chairman, was not lucky as he was shot dead by the assailants right on the road.
Meanwhile, the Kogi State Police Command said it has commenced search for the Yagba West Chairman.
The Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP William Aya who confirmed the incident during an interview with in Lokoja on Sunday said Kolawole was with Adebayo in the same car when they were attacked by gunmen at Eruku.
Aya said that Adebayo was hit by gunmen’s bullet and died in the process.
He added that his remains had been deposited at ECWA hospital, Egbe while the whereabouts of Kolawole remained unknown.
“The Commissioner Police of Police in the state, Mr Ede Ayuba, has deployed personnel to the area to search for and rescue the chairman from his abductors. The command is not resting on its oars to secure his release,” Aya assured.
The incident has thrown the area into mourning.