Senator Dino Melaye addressing crowd in Lokoja
The supporters of the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaha Bello, and that of the Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, are currently involved in a clash in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.
According to a report by Punch
newspaper, Dino Melaye who had arrived in Lokoja to address his supporters on his recall from the Senate attracted gunshots from his supporters and those of the state governor that lasted for over one hour.
He arrived the gate of the State Polytechnic, Felele, at about 11am, and midway into the address, continuous gunshots were heard from the NATACO end of the Okene/Abuja road.
A source who witnessed the whole episode reports that one of the supporters bearing a pump action gun was shot, but could not confirm if he died.
The exchange of the gunfire lasted for over one hour before the arrival of both the Special Adviser to the state governor, Air Commodore Jerry OModara and the State Commissioner of Police Wilson Inalevu.
We’ll be bringing you more details later…