Dino Melaye Escapes Another Assassination Attempt, Two Feared Dead In Lokoja Rally

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L-R: Kogi State Governor; Yahaya Bello, Senator Dino Melaye

The rally was holding at the front of the Kogi State Polytechnic when gunmen invaded the venue.

‎Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, on Monday escaped another “assassination” attempt during a rally in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital.

Melaye, who made this known on his Twitter handle, claimed that‎ two of his vehicles were severely damaged by unknown gunmen who invaded the venue of the rally.
The disruption of the rally was a furtherance of the face-off between Melaye and the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, which has led to a move to recall the senator by his constituents.
Both Melaye and Bello are members of the All Progressives Congress.
Melaye tweeted: 
Just escaped another assassination in lokoja. Cant say if anyone died but 2 people with gun wound are presently receiving treatment at DSS..
Attackers are Govt house police with some criminals accompanied by lokoja caretaker chairman & one Abduullahi Dollar who is SA political
Two of my vehicles seveally damaged with gunshots. Told one of the commissioners to Bello and LG caretaker chairman moved one of my cars
A car was burnt to ashes.
I can not be muted. I must continue to speak for the traumatised civil servants and Pensioners of kogi State
There was serious exchange of gun shots between d DSS,policemen and Govt assassins.DSS I thank u for saving my life after God.
I thank God for my bullet proof car

the tweet ended!

The state government was yet to respond to the development as at the time of filling this report.

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