Again, explosion rocks Kogi State


By Ismail Auwal

An explosion rocked a local bar at Kabba in the Kogi West Senatorial District on Sunday.

The explosion, which occurred opposite a police station, was the state’s second in the last 30 days.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, William Aya, who confirmed the incident, said there was no casualty in the Sunday’s explosion.

The police spokesperson explained that the explosion happened at one Omofemi Bar at Okepadi Quarters, Kabba, around 9.15 pm on Sunday.

He also disclosed that the state police chief had directed the DC Investigations and the Bomb Detective Squad to move to the scene to ascertain the very nature of the explosion.  

“As it is now, there is no casualty, but only chairs and tables and the building are affected by the yet to be determined nature of the explosion,” the police spokesman stated.

At least three persons were killed and several others injured, when an explosion occurred at a local bar in the same Kabba town on March 11.

The Police reportedly informed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the explosion was a result of a gas explosion and not a bomb blast. However, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) later claimed responsibility for the attack. 

ISWAP had previously claimed responsibility for an attack on a police station in the Ogaminana area of Kogi that resulted in the death of five police officers.

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