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Unknown uniformed men shot sporadically at my convoy to assassinate me – Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi state has said that he was the target of an assassination attempt while traveling from Lokoja to Abuja for an official engagement on Sunday at about 4pm.

According to a statement signed by Kingsley Femi Fanwo, Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, the attackers were all dressed in military uniforms as they stopped the governor’s convoy and began firing intermittently at his car as well as the other vehicles in the group. The unknown soldiers’ dark plans were defeated by the prompt action of the governor’s security team.

The statement said, “The attacks were at three different points, the last barricade being around Kwali Federal Capital Territory at about 4.20pm.

“The report of these strange attacks has been properly documented at security offices in the state and at the national level for prompt and thorough investigations to avert future occurrences.

” We are not oblivious of the fact that certain elements are bent on painting Kogi unsafe ahead of the Governorship Poll slated for November 11, 2023. As an administration, we will spare nothing to ensure our citizens are not subjected to security threats by desperate politicians sponsoring violence and terrorism.”

The governor however urged the public to exercise caution and alert the appropriate security agencies to any suspicious activity in the area. He stated that the government is in charge of maintaining security, and the reassured tranquility the state has experienced over the past eight years will not be sacrificed on the altar of divisive politics.

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