Some suspected hoodlums on Saturday allegedly attacked the convoy of the Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello who was on his way from Abuja to Lokoja.
In a statement issued on Saturday by Kingsley Femi Fanwo, Commissioner for Information and Communications and made available to newsmen stated that the governor’s was blocked and attacked by people believed to be supporters of Alh Muritala Yakubu Ajaka at about 12.30 hours on Saturday.
The statement read as follows, “The attack took place near the Naval Base, few kilometres from Lokoja where the convoy of Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, having sighted that of the Governor, 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 and 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
“The Governor has warned that no APC member should involve in any reprisal attack as insecurity from any quarter will be met with stiff penalties.
YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NAIJAONPOINT.COM.NG
Akinwumi Ambode resurfaces
Not many can boast of running into Lagos politician, Akinwumi Ambode, at any social gathering after the completion of his term as the Governor of…
My wife is too beautiful, I want divorce, man tells court
In a surprising twist, a man has brought his marital woes to a local court in Lusaka, Zambia, stating that he no longer desires his wife, Hilda Mleya, due to…
VIDEO: Why I rejected N5m to perform at Tinubu’s inauguration concert — Portable
Fast-rising singer, Habeeb Okikiola, better known as Portable, on Friday, lamented that organisers of the…
OFFCUT: ‘We can manage 70k successfully as family of four,’ Nigerians reveal
Nigerians have revealed how a family of four can spend the sum of seventy thousand naira judiciously as…
You’re not my president, Pastor Bakare tells Tinubu
Ahead of the May 29 inauguration, Pastor Tunde Bakare, the Serving Overseer of the…
Messi breaks Ronaldo’s record for most goals in Europe’s Top 5 leagues
Lionel Messi has broken the record for the most goals scored in Europe’s top five leagues, surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo, during…