Friday, August 26, 2016

Kogi Governor Attacked In Lokoja

Some aggrieved residents today allegedly stoned Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, as he emerged from a mosque where he observed Jumat prayer in Lokoja, the state capital, Premium Times is saying.
It is not immediately clear why the residents carried out the attack against Mr. Bello, but witnesses said the incident occurred at the Lokoja Central Mosque in the old market area of the capital.
A source who confirmed the development to the newspaper said the disgruntled persons also carried few placards while chanting anti-government slogans. The source also said Mr. Bello was pelted with rotten fruits and vegetables.

The police dispersed the crowd with teargas soon afterwards, the source said.

“The situation in this state is even worse than what the residents are doing. The situation is pathetic,” the source said.

An official in the state said that was the second time in two weeks the governor would be so attacked as complaints mount about the depreciating living conditions in the state.

“He recently attended an event in Ankpa, and residents there defied heavy security to stone him,” the official said. “We don’t understand what’s going on.”

1 comment:

  1. Time to stone other governors in Nigeria... Things are getting unbearable for the citizens