How Gunmen Wearing Military Camouflage Nearly Killed Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

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The Kogi State government has confirmed that multiple attempts were made on the life of Governor Yahaya Bello, disclosing that the attacks were carried out on Sunday by armed men wearing military gear.

The multiple attacks were said to have been perpetrated few kilometers away from Abuja around 4pm while the Governor was on his way to an official engagement from Lokoja.

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Kogi State Commissioner of information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement, disclosed that, “the attacks were at three different points, the last barricade being around Kwali in the Federal Capital Territory at about 4.20pm.”

Part of the statement reads, “The attackers who were dressed in military uniforms waylaid the Governor’s convoy and started shooting sporadically at his vehicle and other vehicles in the convoy.

“It took the swift intervention of the security personnel attached to the Governor to foil the satanic plans of the unknown soldiers.

“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.

“We call on the citizens to remain vigilant and report suspicious movements in the domain to relevant security agencies. It is the responsibility of the Government to ensure security and we want to assure you that the peace we have enjoyed as a state in the last eight years won’t be lost on the altar of violent politics.”


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