Five people have been confirmed dead at the Tao FM radio station in Kuroko, Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State.

The community radio station was bombed by some unknown gunmen at about 8pm on Monday.

An eyewitness who spoke to our Lokoja correspondent on telephone said that the bombers entered the premises of the radio station pretending to come for commercial purpose and were allowed access by the security guard.

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He said after gaining access to the building they headed straight to the operation room were they threw the explosive inside the building, killing five people – the security men and the Chief Engineer.

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The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ogunjemilusi, who confirmed the incident, however said that he could not confirm the number of casualties at the time.

He stated that there was dynamite explosion on the part of the building housing the station.

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He added that security had been beefed up in the area while investigation was on going.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the station, Dr. Tom Adaba and the Kogi State Commissioner of Information, Zainab Suleiman, have also confirmed the bombing.


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