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JUST IN: 3 killed as explosion rocks Kogi ahead of Buhari’s visit

Three persons have been killed following an explosion in the Okene area of Kogi State.

According to reports, the incident happened on Thursday morning, December 29, 2022, at the Oyinoyi’s Palace in Okenne Local Government Area of the state.

This is coming a few hours to the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari to commission some projects in the North-Central state.

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As at the time of filing this report, police operatives of the Anti-Bomb Unit were at the scene of the incident.

It is however not clear if the explosion was as a result of a bomb being detonated or a target attack at the President.

Recall that the Kogi Government has declared Thursday, December 29, 2022 a public holiday as the state prepares to receive President Muhammadu Buhari for the commissioning of legacy projects of the Governor Yahaya Bello-led administration.

A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, on Sunday, urged the people of Kogi State to come out en-masse to receive the President and display the hospitality they are known.

The state government also urged all labour unions and security agencies in the State to ensure full compliance.

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