Kogi Gov’ship: Armed Attack on Yahaya Bello Foiled

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state escaped death by whiskers when his convoy was blocked and attacked by people believed to be supporters of Alh. Muritala Yakubu Ajaka at about 12.30 hours on Saturday.

The attack took place near the Naval Base, few kilometres from Lokoja where the convoy of the governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, having sighted that of the Governor, reportedly blocked the road and some of his armed thugs started shooting sporadically at the convoy of the Governor.

A Tundra branded with the logo of the SDP and with SDP flags also blocked the Governor’s vehicle and occupants of the SDP branded Tundra were armed with rifles and short guns.

The Governor left the scene unscathed.

Confirming the incident, the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said there is no cause for panic as the Governor is in high spirit.

“Some security aides and other aides attached to the Governor sustained some degrees of injuries and have been rushed to medical facilities for medical attention.

“We urge the people of Kogi State to remain calm as security agents are in full control to ensure the arrest of the hoodlums behind the attack.

“The State Government will ensure that law and order are maintained as the attackers will be brought to justice,” he said.

Governor Bello warned that no APC member should involve in any reprisal attack as insecurity from any quarter will be met with stiff penalties.

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