The ancient city of Okene, the seat of the Kogi Central Senatorial district, and the hometown of Governor Yahaya Bello, has been shaken by an explosion.
A few hours prior to today’s anticipated historic visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to Kogi State, there was an explosion in the governor’s hometown.
However, controversy has followed the explosion. Some people claimed it was a bomb explosion, while others claimed it was a transformer explosion.
However, three persons have been reportedly killed in the explosion that happened just a few meters from the Ohinoyi’s palace at Kuroko Street in Okene.
The governor had been in Okene since yesterday waiting for the first visit of the president to the state since he took over power on January 27, 2016.
Before moving to Lokoja, the state capital, to continue commissioning additional commendable projects, President Buhari was anticipated to arrive first at the same Okene where he was planned to hold a town hall meeting and commission several projects in the senatorial district.