Thursday, March 16, 2017 1:10 pm
Kogi State Government on Wednesday demolished a house and a mosque identified as hideouts of kidnappers, terrorists and armed robbers in Okene. The house and the mosque were said to be owned by a kidnap kingpin, Tijani Abubakar while the mosque was owned by a suspected terrorist group. The demolition of the buildings, supervised by Gov. Yahaya Bello, was in line with the state’s law on terrorism. The building belonging to Abubakar at Oyunkoko Ward in Okene Local Government was the first to be demolished at about 2:30pm. The mosque belonging to the notorious Ahlul-Sunnah Mosque in Inike, also in Okene, was demolished later. The mosque was said to have been hijacked by the notorious terrorists group, Boko Haram in 2015 and had been serving as their operational base. Here are pictures from the demolition exercise.