Explosion Hits Kogi Ahead Of Buhari’s Visit
The incident was said to have happened at the Oyinoyi’s Palace in the Okenne Local Government Area of the state.
Police and other security operatives of the Anti-Bomb Unit were at the scene of the incident.
The explosion occurred a few hours before the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari to commission some projects in the North-Central state.
It was reported that the president is expected to inaugurate some legacy projects across the state today December 29.
As contained in a statement signed by the Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo in Lokoja, Thursday (today) was declared a public holiday in other for the people of the state to receive the president.
Fanwo in the statement said “The decision is to enable the people of the state to receive our President. We urge all our labour unions and security agencies to ensure full compliance.
“Government wishes to call on the people of the State to come out in mass to receive Mr President and display the hospitality we are known for as he will be commissioning life-touching legacy projects across the state.”