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  • Updated: December 30, 2022

Kogi Palace Explosion: Government Vows To Bring Perpetrators To Book

The Kogi State Government has in strong terms condemned the explosion of the Ebiraland palace, vowing to unravel the perpetrators in order to put an end to such heinous acts in the state.

The Security Adviser Kogi State government, Retired Commodore Jerry Omodara, made the statement on Friday.

According to him, police bomb experts have taken samples from the venue of the explosion for test in order to ascertain the type of explosion that blew off on Thursday in Okene shortly before President Muhammadu Buhari’s commissioning of some projects in the state.

“It is an expert who can authoritatively say that the explosion is either dynamite or bomb.

"Until the experts come out with their investigation and result, nobody can attribute it to anything yet."

Omodara, who stated that the state government has already engaged security agents to unravel those behind the ugly incident, vowed that government would not allow the detractors to go unpunished.

He pointed out that the aim of the perpetrator was to discourage President Buhari from coming to the state to commission projects executed by Governor Yahaya Bello, noting that the president commended the laudable projects provided for the people of the state.

“Governor Yahaya Bello is determined to ensure that the state remains safe as the gateway to the North and South.

"Whatever happens to Kogi State in terms of security will definitely affect the entire country and we will continue to fight those who will like to cause security breaches in the state,” he said.

He also stated that the government had an intelligence report on the Okene explosion which “explains why they had enough deployment of security personnel across the state to be able to frustrate their efforts”.

“Unfortunately, in spite of that, the enemies of progress still tried to distract President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Kogi by setting that explosion.

“All the same, the deployment and tight security around didn’t allow them to achieve their aim.”


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