BREAKING: Fear, Tension in Kogi as Heavy Explosion Reportedly Rocks Top Govt Office Complex

BREAKING: Fear, Tension in Kogi as Heavy Explosion Reportedly Rocks Top Govt Office Complex

A loud explosion on Tuesday, July 26, rocked the premises of the office of the secretary to the Kogi state government, Folashade Arike Ayoade.

The Punch reports that the explosion rocked the office premises located next to Lugard Street which houses the Kogi state council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists secretariat.

It was gathered that the incident occured shortly after journalists gathered at the council's secretariat to prepare for their day's assignment.

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The explosion was said to have been caused by something that looked like a bomb. Photo: Yahaya Bello
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Confirming the explosion, the state's commissioner of police, Edward Egbuka, said a package that looked like a bomb was left at the premises.

Egbuka's words:

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“Yes, what happened was that we were informed of a package that looked like a bomb was left on the premises and I immediately deployed the bomb disposal unit there to assess the object

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“The object was immediately blown up. The explosion you heard was the handwork of our bomb disposing unit brought about by their efforts to blow up the object.”

Channels Television reports that Egbuka also noted that an investigation has commenced by the police to ascertain what the object was.

Hoodlums gun down senior police officer in Ondo

Hoodlums had reportedly killed a police inspector, Temenu Boluwaji, in Ondo state during a gun duel between the police and the attacker on Monday, July 25.

According to the police spokesperson, Odunlami Funmilayo, the hoodlums attacked the Okuta Elerinla Division in Akure, the state capital, where the police engaged them in a gun battle.

Funmilayo added that the commissioner of police in the state, Opeyemi Oyediran, has ordered the state criminal investigation department to take over the case and arrest the attackers.

Ondo students protest killing of colleague by Amotekun, take corpse to government's office

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In another report by, the students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic in Ondo state protested the killing of their colleague, Folarera Ademola, who was allegedly shot by an operative of the Amotekun Corps.

The protesting students took the remains of the deceased to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu's office at Alagbaka, asking him to provide the suspected officer to the police within 24 hours.

The angry students demanded justice and asked the Governor to take over the burial of Ademola and compensate his family.


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