Local Govt Chairman Escape Assassination Attempt in Kogi

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The acting chairperson of Okene local government council in Kogi State, Hon. Bilkisu Aliyu escaped an assassination attempt on Thursday evening.

Speaking with our reporter, one of her aides said the council boss was on her way back from Lokoja when her vehicle was attacked by yet-to-be identified gunmen around Osara, along Okene – Lokoja road.

Our source said it took the efforts of policemen attached to her to repel the assailants.

He said Aliyu had gone to Lokoja to attend a top-government security meeting and was returning to her base in Okene when she was attacked.

Efforts to speak with the acting council chairman to confirm her state of health proved abortive.

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