Four Persons Killed In Kogi State Bomb Blast At Ta’o FM Radio Station


An FM Radio station in Kogi State suffered a blast from what sources suspect to be “improvised explosives”. The blast took place at Kuroko town of Adavi Local Government area, Kogi state. The radio station, which broadcasts mostly in Ebira language, is known for its radical stance on political analysis of the people of Ebira land.

According to witnesses, the blast occurred at about 7pm yesterday after sporadic gunshots that lasted for about 10 minutes were heard by residents.

“The attack on Ta’o FM started at about 7PM when we began to hear series of gun shots and everyone began to scamper to safety before the blast went off. After the explosion everything 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.