…as security report prevented the governor from the venue.
By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Sen. Dino Melaye once again escaped another attack during Kabba Day Celebration when some hoodlums attacked him with stone, pure water and other dangerous objects.
Just as the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello who was already in Kabba for the great occasion did not appear at the venue following the security report.
It was quick intervention of security personnel at the venue that saved the situation.
The advanced party of the governor and government appointees were already at the venue before the attack waiting for the arrival of number citizen of the State.
Senator Dino was a guest specially invited by the organiser to honour Kabba Day celebration when the attack took place.
It all started when the Master of the Ceremony called on the Senator to present his speech and donation before the arrival of the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello to the venue which was at the township stadium.
Following the articulated speech and subsequently donation of N3million cash at the venue, the Senator was stepping out of the podium walking to towards his bullet proof Mecedez Jeep when some hoodlums attacked him by throwing stone, pure water and other dangerous weapons including charms on him, but due to the effectiveness of his security men, Dino was able to escape while some of the thugs were arrested and zoomed away in Prison vehicle with registration number PS 300A 0/1.
The security men had to use tear gas to bring the situation under control.
Meanwhile, all the security apparatus of the the state governor led by his ADC and the Chief Details were on the venue ahead of the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello who was expected to grace the occasion.
It was however gathered that when security report got to the governor who was already in Kabba at Golden Grand Royal hotel, he decided to go back to Lokoja to avoid any trouble.
Sources close to the organising committee disclosed that the alleged attack on Senator Dino might have stop the governor from coming to the venue.
There was strong indication however that some
people might also cause another crisis if the governor had attended the programme.