According to reports, some men in army uniform from Lokoja allegedly ambushed senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye in Kogi state. The men were said to have shot at his G-wagon during the alleged attack.
The road leading to Yagba East Local Government was also blocked with a caterpillar as the people prevented the senator from entering the town for further commissioning of projects.
The attack is coming after some unidentified political thugs made their intention known through an unsigned pamphlet distributed at the naming ceremony of the child of the Lokoja administrator, Hon. Shiru Lawal, said Kogi State was a no go area for the Senator.
The pamphlet which strictlly warned the senator not to enter the state to commission projects, read thus, “Dino don’t patronize Kogi.“Stay away else, you have yourself to blame. Save yourself and remain where you are, keep off from our land.
“Dino come and reap what you sowed, you don’t respect our leaders so we don’t respect you. Respect is reciprocal. “Take what you get if you dare us expect the worse, we warn you.”
The senator himself confirmed the attack earlier today. He tweeted; I thank God for spearing my life once again. Over 20 bullets holes on my jeep. Combination of police,SARS and military. God i thank you.