Kogi-based businessman, Nicholas Ofodile, shot dead in a crossfire

Popular businessman and owner of Chuks Supermarket in Lokoja, Kogi State, Nicholas Ofodile, has been killed by yet to be identified gunmen.

It was reported that Ofodile ran into an armed robbery gang operating along the Gegu/Koton-Karfe axis of the Kogi-Abuja expressway on Wednesday 10th June afternoon.

Men of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) were engaging in a fierce gun battle with the armed robbers, when Ofodile drove into the crossfire. He and two other persons were killed in the crossfire.

This incident is coming in less than a week after eight police officers, including the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), a female police officer and two civilians were killed in Isanlu by suspected armed robbers.