Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello was attacked by “unknown soldiers” on the drive to Abuja

Sunday, the government of Kogi State announced that the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, had been the target of an assassination attempt while traveling from Lokoja to Abuja for a formal event.

Kingsley Femi Fanwo, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, said in a statement that the attack took place at around 4 p.m. on Sunday.

According to the statement, “the attackers, dressed in military uniforms, waylaid the governor’s convoy and began firing sporadically at his vehicle and other vehicles in the convoy.” Security guards working for the Governor acted quickly to stop the unknown soldiers’ evil plot.

There were three separate barricades attacked, with the final one located near Kwali Federal Capital Territory around 4:20 p.m.

Reports of these bizarre attacks have been adequately documented at state and national security offices, where they may be investigated quickly and thoroughly to stop similar incidents in the future.

Before the Governorship Poll on November 11, 2023, we are not blind to the fact that certain people want to characterize Kogi as a dangerous place. As a government, we will spare no effort to protect the public from the dangers posed by corrupt politicians who fund terrorism and violent extremism.

Citizen vigilance is required, and any questionable activity in the domain should be reported to the proper authorities. Peace that we have had as a state for the past eight years won’t be sacrificed on the altar of violent politics, and it is the government’s duty to make sure of that.

The Public Relations Officer for the Kogi State Police Command, SP William Ovye Aya, has declined to comment because the incident occurred outside of Kogi State in Kwali.

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