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4 Killed As Armed Thugs Chased Melaye Out Of Kogi While Protesting Planned Removal

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4 Killed As Armed Thugs Chased Melaye Out Of Kogi While Protesting Planned Removal

June 13, 2017 – 4 Killed As Armed Thugs Chased Melaye Out Of Kogi While Protesting Against His Planned Removal

4 people, including a student of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Saka Saidu, were on Monday confirmed dead in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, following clashes between supporters of Senator Dino Malaye (APC-Kogi West) and loyalists of the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

The incident which occurred at the end of a rally organised by the lawmaker against his planned recall from the National Assembly, turned violent when some unknown gunmen infiltrated the venue, shooting indiscriminately.

Melaye, who had boasted that no one can recall him from the National Assembly, called on the state government to pay civil servants their salaries and to reopen tertiary institutions in the state.

Pandemonium, however, set in at the rally which took place close to the main gate of the Kogi State Polytechnic, when suspected political thugs opened fire on Melaye as he alighted from the roof of his SUV.

The lawmaker escaped by whiskers, as his security details quickly guided him into the vehicle, leaving behind raging exchange of fire.

The incident which took place in Felele, along the Okene-Lokoja-Abuja highway led to a gridlock, as people abandoned the vehicles in which they were travelling.

Melaye, however, said that three people were killed and several others were injured by those he described as agents of the government.

While the lawmaker escaped unhurt, not so the others, including a security personnel who sustained gunshot injuries.

Melaye said two of the State Security Service (SSS) attached to him were shot by the gunmen.

He alleged that the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Commodore Jerry Omodara (retd.), the Senior Special Assistant on Political Matters, Mallam Abdul Dolla and the Special Adviser on Multilateral, Mr. Adoga were present at the scene during the attack.

The Rector of the state Polytechnic, Mohammed confirmed that a student was by bullet shots, while a security personnel from the institution who was also shot, survived.

Governor Yahaya Bello who later visited the scene of the incident at about 3.15pm expressed shock at the development and ordered an immediate investigation.

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Keep it real

    June 13, 2017 at 12:52 AM

    Immediate investigation? Who’s investigating who?
    They are your Boys so stop the rubbish please.

  2. iron bar

    June 13, 2017 at 12:58 AM

    OUR POLITICIANS are wicked and kogites are the people being shortchanged.they will promise u anything to get to power.dino used that platform to ascend the senatorial seat but started lavishing money on vanities.fleet of luxury cars from rolls royce to bugatti,10m wrist watch and lavish get aways in various countries.tweets from his bathroom each minute and follows saraki as a lap dog..he should know that a governor is the chief executive and chief security of the state and every state has at least 3 senatorial zones ,dino represents a section of a state,his senatorial zone.No doubts the governor is pursuing hm with huge monthly allocation and dino may not have delivered any democratic dividends to his constituency hence the calls to recall him is sounding louder which they governor may have masterminded.its a dirty politics both the overnor and the senator do not have interest of the masses but rather selfish gains..youths are used,lives are lost and bullet wounds every where.may the good people of kogi vote these men out in the next general election.

  3. Mon

    June 13, 2017 at 4:07 AM

    IF THE ANGER WITH THE MASSES SHOULD BE APPROPRIATELY CHANNEL TO THESE ROGUE POLITICIANS,NIGERIA WILL DEFINITELY GET THE CHANGE,TOO LATE THOUGH, HOWEVER, THE SAME THUGS CALLED POLITICIANS WILL CONTINUE TO CREATE CONFUSION IN OTHER TO ESCAPE AND BLAME REGIONAL YOUTHS FOR UNREST.
    THEIR CUPS ARE FULL, LET THEM KEEP ON RUNNING,BUT THEY WILL NOT FIND ANY PLACE TO HIDE.

  4. fifelomo

    June 13, 2017 at 7:08 AM

    Still don’t get that, what are they investigating? I won’t have bn bothered if these fools are killing thier families instead of the poor masses. In as much I don’t support these political fools something needs to be done fast in that state.

  5. young star

    June 13, 2017 at 8:49 AM

    by the grace of God i will turn kogi state around when i come…just time i have a big dream for the state

  6. TALKER

    June 13, 2017 at 1:02 PM

    politidrama, criminal investigating criminal.

  7. Anonymous

    June 13, 2017 at 3:18 PM

    This is melaye game, he is the one protesting and same person organized thug open fire on people after he must have come down from the SUV, why was it after he came down from the roof of his SUV ? Please let us stop being fooled by our politician.

  8. Dr T

    June 13, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    irresesponsible malaye…he want to exchange blow in the senate house talkess of his village..he will suffer for his madness when time reach. maggot malaye.

  9. Nyakno Cosmas

    June 14, 2017 at 5:21 AM

    What’s the way forward?
    Investigation?

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