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Unknown Gunmen Bomb Local FM Tao Radio Station In Okene

Tom Adaba

A local Radio Station, Tao FM on frequency 101.9, in Okene, in the Central Senatorial District of Kogi state was this evening, bombed by unknown gunmen, killing no fewer than five people, including the security personnel guarding the station.

Reports just reaching us indicated that the gunmen gained entry into the station through the hilly rear, gunned down the two security men before throwing an explosive into the building housing the station. The report has it that the station is still on fire as at the time of this report, at 10Pm.

There was no information as to the motive of the gunmen and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, even as the dead and the injured ones have been taken to Okene general hospital.

So far, no official statement has come from the security agencies in the area, but the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Station, Dr. Tom Adaba and commissioner of information in Kogi state, Hajiya Zainab O. Suleiman have confirmed the bombing.

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Details later. [myad]

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