Thursday, June 11, 2020

Kogi popular businessman,Nicholas Ofodile killed by bandits

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Wednesday killed Kogi-based businessman, Nicholas Ofodile on the ever-busy Lokoja – Abuja highway.

Also killed was a taxi-driver as the bandits laid ambush on the road. Several persons were also abducted.

Ofodile was the proprietor of the popular Chuks Supermarket in Lokoja.

He was driving towards Abuja in his Lexus car with the plate number Kogi LKJ 658 PU.

He was reportedly shot dead by the suspected kidnappers between Aseni -Etegi communities near Gegu town.

Also, 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.

Abe also said the body of the second victim has been handed over to his relations.

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.


  1. Bandits have caused alot of havoc in Nigeria

  2. Francis okafor11 June, 2020 14:38

    Do we still have government? When will they rise to the issue of insecurity in this nation.
    The rate at which people are been killed in this country is Alarming.

  3. Can you see the effect of Education now....North suppose educate their wards...if not this killing we continue.... Ignorance of knowing the value of another human is as a result of illiteracy..... Pls north...educate your children.....

  4. Ugo basil k. C11 June, 2020 17:13

    R. I. P..