Gov. Makinde Attacked In Kogi State
Masked men, armed with sophisticated weapons on Friday, broke into a hotel in Lokoja, Kogi State where Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state is lodged.
The armed men, wearing police uniforms reportedly arrived at the hotel where Governor Makinde and some other PDP leaders are lodged around 12.50pm.
The report gathered by Naija News says some of the gunmen scaled the fence of the hotel to gain access and attempted to attack the Governor and others with him.
According to a statement signed and released by Taiwo Adisa, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, the attempt was however resisted by security details of the governor who were also assisted by some residents of the area.
The statement reads:
“Information reaching us from Lokoja, the Kogi State capital confirmed that some armed and masked security men who appeared in police uniforms have attacked the Governor of Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde in Lokoja, Kogi state capital.
“Makinde is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Kogi State Campaign Council. He is in Kogi in his capacity as the Chairman of that Council.
“Eyewitnesses confirmed that the hooded security operatives arrived the Suitorial Hotels, Lokoja, located along Stadium Road, Lokoja, where the Governor and some members of the PDP Campaign Council are lodged at about 12.50 pm, on Friday, shooting sporadically and attempting to break into the hotel rooms.
“It was gathered the some of the hooded security operatives scaled the fence of the Hotel and attempted to enter the rooms.
“A melee was set off as the security operatives attached to the Governor of Oyo state were said to have resisted the invaders.
“Within a short while, some residents nearby also gathered to resist the invading gunmen.”
It will be recalled that Governor Makinde is the chairman of the PDP Kogi State campaign council for the November 16 elections in the state.