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JUST IN: Three killed as explosion hits Kogi ahead of Buhari’s visit

Three persons have been killed following an explosion in the Okene area of Kogi State.
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It was gathered that the incident happened on Thursday morning at the Oyinoyi’s Palace in Okenne Local Government Area of the state, at about 9.00am.

According to an eyewitness account, a car exploded and killed persons inside a car and also affected the back gate of the Palace of Ohinoyi of Ebira land, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim.

It was further gathered that the explosion also affected two motorcycles.

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President Buhari is expected to be in Okene today to Commission the Reference Hospital built by the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and other projects in the state.

According to the artillery of the President, he was expected to hold a town hall meeting with stakeholders in Okene before coming to Lokoja to commission other projects.

Meanwhile the fully armed security men have taken over the entire road where the incident happened. They have prevented movement of vehicles and people from going close to the area.

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