Gunmen Attack Military Checkpoint, Kill 2 Navy Officers in Kogi

Armed men, on Wednesday evening, attacked a military checkpoint in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State, killing two naval officers of the Nigerian Navy, throwing the community into turmoil. According to reliable sources, the Navy officers were attacked at about 7 pm on Wednesday at the checkpoint in Okene while resuming duty. The development […]

Bello Vows to Crush Armed Banditry in Kogi

Again, Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has restated his commitment to ending all forms of banditry in the state. The Governor gave assurances through his Commissioner for Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Engr Abubakar Bashir Gegu on Tuesday when he paid a condolence visit on the Vice Chairman of Kogi Local Government Area, Hon […]

Kogi: Abducted Ejeh Ankpa Regains Freedom

The Acting Ejeh of Akpa, Alhaji Usman Sani who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen last week has regained his freedom. Sani, a first class traditional ruler in Kogi State, who doubles as the Director of Local Government in Ankpa was kidnapped on Friday, 18th December, 2020, at about 5:30am, while entering a Mosque in Ankpa. […]

Gunmen Abduct Kogi Senator’s Aide, Demand N25m Ransom

Unknown gunmen have abducted the senior legislative aide (SLA) to Senator Jibrin Isah Echocho (Kogi East/APC), Barrister Isaac Ekpa. Ekpa, a former chairman of Olamaboro local government area of Kogi State, was kidnapped on Friday around Ochadamu in Ofu local government area of the state. It was gathered that the legislative aide, said to be […]

Kogi Monarch Kidnapped in Mosque

A first class monarch in Kogi state, the acting Ejeh of Ankpa, Alhaji Shaibu Usman has been kidnapped. It was reliably gathered that the monarch from was kidnapped inside the mosque while about to observe Zubihi at about 5.30 am on Friday. According to source, the fully armed kidnappers, numbering about five, stormed the mosque […]

Kogi Govt. Secures Freedom for Two Indigent Suspects Standing Trial Separately for Murder, Manslaughter

The Kogi State Government, through the Office of the Public Defender and Citizens Rights Commission, (PDCRC), has secured the release of one Mr Unekwu Abah and another, Mr Solomon Abuh, who were standing trials separately for the offences of murder and manslaughter respectively. A legal team from PDCRC led by its Director General, Barr. Abdullahi […]

Suspected Bandits Behead Court Staff in Kogi

A staff of Upper Area Court in Bagana, Omala local government area of Kogi state was, on Monday, beheaded in his farm by suspected bandits. It was gathered that the deceased, Suleiman Abdulkareem who is a security guard with Upper Area Court in the town met his death when he went to his farm where […]

Suspected Herdsmen Kidnap Three in Kogi, Demands N1.2m Ransom

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have kidnapped two staff of Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) and a resident within the steel plant in Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi state. It was gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday close to the company staff quarter SAE (Calabar quarters) as the suspected herdsmen ambushed their victims with sophisticated […]

NMA Raises Alarm as Gunmen Abducts Another Medical Doctor in Kogi

The Medical Director, Peace Hospital, Anyigba, Dr. Azubuike Iheanacho has been abducted by suspected kidnapers. Iheanacho abduction was revealed by the State chapter, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Monday. In a statement signed by the State NMA chairman, Dr. Omakoji Oyiguh and his Secretary, Dr Famotele Tolorunju, after an emergency meeting in Lokoja, the Association […]