An attack on the Convoy of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, North Central has been foiled.
Gatekeepers News reports that the Governor’s Convey was allegedly blocked and attacked by people believed to be supporters of Muritala Ajaka at about 12.30 hours on Saturday.
The State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo made this allegations in a statement on Saturday.
The statement read, “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.”
Fanwo, therefore, urged 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 further noted that “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.”