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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Armed Bandits Kill Popular Kogi Entrepreneur Nicholas Ofodile On The Highway + Gov Bello Pays Tribute..

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Wednesday killed Kogi-based businessman, Nicholas Ofodile on the ever-busy Lokoja – Abuja highway.
Ofodile was the proprietor of the popular Chuks Supermarket in Lokoja.






The armed bandits who laid ambush on the road also killed a taxi driver and abducted several persons.

Mr Ofodile was driving towards Abuja in his Lexus car when he was reportedly shot dead by the suspected kidnappers between Aseni -Etegi communities near Gegu town.

The second victim, a commercial taxi driver, was killed behind the wheel of his vehicle while conveying passengers to Abuja.

Ofodile’s corpse has been deposited at the mortuary of Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, according to Emmanuel Abe, the state commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps while the body of the second victim has been handed over to his relations.

The Public Relations Officer of the state police command, DSP William Aya, confirmed the tragic incidents.

He said that the actual number and identity of those kidnapped were unknown as many vehicles were involved.
Aya, however, said that police have started combing the bush with the aim of rescuing the kidnapped victims.

He said that the kidnappers struck twice at two different spots on the road between 6:40a.m. and 8:a.m.

The Volkswagen station wagon, belonging to the killed driver, was handed over to the relations of the man.

In a statement later on Wednesday, Governor Yahaya Bello paid tribute to Ofodile, who he described as a law-abiding successful entrepreneur who was known for his hard work and commitment.

He commiserated with Ofodile’s immediate family and the entire Igbo community in the state over the sad incident and condemned those behind the attack.

He also condoled with the injured victims of the cross-fire between the bandits and men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS).

He vowed that the criminals will be brought to book.
from pmnews.

42 comments:

  1. Ewooooo!
    May God rest his soul.

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    1. This story made me sad yesterday and I pray God comforts his family and may his soul rest in perfect peace.
      I have been an Anonymous visitor or do i say family on this blog for nos of good years and il say may God bless you Stella, you and your generation will never ever lack.
      Thank you for not putting out the ugly picture other inhuman blogs put out regarding this man's assassination.
      You've got so much compassion and maturity Stella.
      You're loved by many.

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    2. Chai! This is painful 😒πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯ and heartbreaking πŸ’”πŸ’”, our going out and coming back is only by the mercy of God..
      I don't know what these hoodlums gain in cutting short people's lives that they didn't create.
      May God grant his family and loved ones the fortitude to bear this loss and may his soul rest in peace amen

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    3. @Anony 10:21
      Stella is a mature journalistπŸ‘
      Chuks supermarket is d biggest in Lkj. It is a sad news. May d Lord console his famly

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    4. So sad!may her soul Rip

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    5. Chaii...this is a sad news o. Chuks Supermarket is the biggest in Lokoja....you find anything you want in a Grocery store there. i went to Lokoja in January this year and was amazed at the big building he got for his store cos i left Lkj in 2010. These evil people have cut short his life 😭😭. God rest his soul and comfort his Family

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    6. Stella doesn't post all those graphic pictures out of respect for the deceased and family. God bless you Stella for being so compassionate and thoughtful.

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  2. May his soul rest in peace.
    I pray the perpetrators of this dastardly act are brought to book.

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    1. Which book? Book wey don full since.
      May his soul rest in peace and may God give his family the fortitude to bear this loss of a father, friend and business man.

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  3. Very disturbing news coming from Kogi state lately.

    My condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and hoping those kidnapped will be rescue in no time .

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  4. OMG!!..
    This is so sad!..
    A friend was just telling me how a 60 year old man was robbed and Shot in a broad daylight opposite her house in Ajao estate yesterday..
    Hunger dey oo and we all have to be careful!!..
    Rest in peace my hard working igbo man!!..

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  5. This violence in Kogi of recent is as a result of last year's election. Politicians gave thugs weapons and after election those thugs will need to use it for other things. Hmmmm. God help us all

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    1. @vermilion pls don't say what you dont know, I'm a kogite, inshort i leave very closed to where this incident happened, and i can confidently tell you that those guys are not from kogi state.

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  6. This kidnapping of a thing is getting out of hand. May their souls rest in peace. May God comfort their families. May the kidnapped victims be released, and may the evil men be found and dealt with. AMEN.

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  7. Oh dear! God rest his Soul! May those who are responsible be caught asap! Praying God comfort his family πŸ™

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  8. I live in Lokoja and this incidence is indeed painful....I pray God will console his family. We all live with fear in this country may God protect us all. Chuks supermarket is the biggest in town I pray it continues to grow.

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  9. This is really sad

    May God grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss

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  10. Why is there so much killing in Nigeria? We have the highest number of deaths due to insurgents and insecurity.
    This is just too sad. Too sad. Rest on Mr. Ofodile

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  11. Nowhere is safe again in Nigeria
    Rip to him.

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  12. OMG 😱😱
    Rest in peace Mr ofodile

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  13. Honestly, this is a sad news, been down since I heard. He was a friend, his death hits me hard.

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    1. So sorry about that. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    2. So sorry about that, may his killers never know peace, amen

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    3. I'm sorry for your loss. May GOD grant you the strength to go through this pain in Jesus name Amen.

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    4. So sorry,nt easy loosing a loved one

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    5. So sorry dear, may his soul rest in perfect peace,Amen.

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    6. May his soul rest in peace, amen. Sorry for your loss.

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  14. The Original ShugarGirl11 June 2020 at 10:04

    As usual nothing is done for the dead.
    They allow the killers go about as if what they did was good.

    The Governor is not supposed to stop at just paying tribute but also find out the killers and make them pay.

    This is a good reason why people abandon School and join robbery gangs.

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  15. He's sending his condolences or he's fishing out the murderers and sentencing them to death??
    Such a fine family man, Dear God of justice, avenge his death and grant him eternal rest in your bosom, Amen.

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    1. On a supposedly busy road? This country lets continue deceiving ourselves..May his soul rest in peace

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    2. @Phoenix dear, you can imagine the height of insecurities, and the supposed governor of the state is proudly sending condolences.

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  16. ChaiI!! Why so much evil in the world,why why why??God is it the sign of your coming?

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  17. πŸ˜”
    May he rest in peace.

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  18. That lokoja _ Abuja road is becoming something else.... Kidnapping and killing... I know someone that was kidnapped on that route... It was only God that pulled him out...

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  19. Rest in peace chuks

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  20. Rest in peace sirπŸ˜₯

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  21. Chai,this is so sad, may his soul rest in perfect peace.Father please watch over your children.

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