Three have reportedly died in an explosion that rocked the ancient city of Okene, headquarters of Kogi Central Senatorial district, the home town of Governor Yahaya Bello.
The explosion occurred a few hours before the expected historic visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Kogi State today.
While some persons attributed it to a bomb blast, others said it was a transformer blast.
The explosion happened just a few meters from the Ohinoyi’s palace at Kuroko Street in Okene.
The governor had been in Okene since Wednesday waiting for the first visit of the president to the state since he took over power on January 27, 2016.
President Buhari was expected to first touch down in the same Okene where he was scheduled to hold a town hall meeting, and commission some projects in the Senatorial district before he moved to Lokoja, the state capital to continue the commissioning of other laudable projects.