Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Bomb Blast Hits Radio Station in Kogi Town Leaving Many Dead

A blast from suspected to be improvised explosives, last night Monday, killed many at Ta’o FM Radio station, located in Kuroko town of Adavi local government area in Kogi state.

The radio station, which broadcasts mostly in Egbira language, is known for its radical stance on political analysis of the people of Egbira land. The blast, according to witnesses who talked to PremiumTimes, occurred at about 7pm after sporadic gunshots which lasted for about 10 minutes were heard by people residing arround the area.

“The attack on Ta’o FM started at about 7PM when we began to hear several gun shots in close range. Everyone began to scramble for safety before the blast eventually went off. After the explosion everything suddenly became quiet. It was later that we heard that four persons within the FM station got killed and several others were injured.

 I saw many injured people being helped to the hospital by volunteers, most of them were soaked with blood”, said Medinatu Ajayi, a resident of Kuroko. The incident is the first of such bombing in that part of Kogi state.

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