Dino ac­cuses Kogi gov’t of at­tack

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir & Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja

Senator Dino Me­laye (KogiAPC) has ac­cused the Kogi State Gov­ern­ment of spon­sor­ing yes­ter­day’s at­tack on dur­ing the Kabba Day Cel­e­bra­tion at Kabba.

He told Daily Trust on Sun­day on phone that “I had a tri­umphant en­try at the venue of the Kabba Day cel­e­bra­tion to­day (yes­ter­day). All the en­tire peo­ple at the sta­dium sup­ported me.

“I made my speech to the ad­mi­ra­tion of all. I urged youth to shun vi­o­lence and be united. It was af­ter that, that I made my do­na­tion and I was al­ready leav­ing the venue when thugs spon­sored by the state gov­ern­ment started mis­be­hav­ing,” he said.

He said some of the thugs have been ar­rested by the Po­lice in Kogi State.

It was gath­ered that the Senator was de­scend­ing from the podium to­wards his ve­hi­cle when the thugs emerged from the crowd and started throw­ing mis­siles to­wards his di­rec­tion.

How­ever, Dino was shielded by his se­cu­rity aides and es­caped from the venue.

When con­tacted, spokesman of the Kogi Po­lice Com­mand, Wil­liam Aya said he was yet to get the re­port of the in­ci­dence.

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