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BREAKING: Dino Melaye attacked in Kogi, 3 killed

– There was an attack on Senator Dino Melaye in Lokoja

– Suspected gunmen shot sporadically where the senator was addressing his supporters

– Three people were feared dead from the attack

Senator Dino Melaye who is representing Kogi West is allegedly under attack as some unknown gunmen surprised him in Lokoja, the state capital.
Dino Melaye

According to Tribune Online, the senator was attacked on Monday, June 12, in front of the Kogi state polytechnic.

It was reported that Melaye had stopped in front of the institution to address his supporters due to the current political crises surrounding his senatorship.

According to report, the gunmen emerged from the NATACO end of the road and started firing which resulted in the death of about 3 persons.

The attack lasted for 30 minutes resulting in serious traffic along Lokoja-Abuja highway.
In a series of tweets, Melaye also confirmed the attack saying his vehicle was shot at.

Two of my vehicles seveally damaged with gunshots. Told one of the commissioners to Bello and LG caretaker chairman moved one of my cars
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) June 12, 2017

Attackers are Govt house police with some criminals accompanied by lokoja caretaker chairman & one Abduullahi Dollar who is SA political
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) June 12, 2017

Just escaped another assassination in lokoja. Cant say if anyone died but 2 people with gun wound are presently receiving treatment at DSS..
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) June 12, 2017

A car was burnt to ashes.
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) June 12, 2017

I can not be muted. I must continue to speak for the traumatised civil servants and Pensioners of kogi State
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) June 12, 2017

Meanwhile, the Senator reacted to steps being taken by his constituents to recall him.

Melaye, in a series of tweets accused the state governor, Yahaya Bello of sponsoring his recall plans.

The tweets read:“Yahaya Bello: on recall of Dino Melaye, he is shooting the moon and boxing the air.

“Spending over one billion naira tax payers money on an unproductive venture when salaries and pensions have not been paid is wicked.

“I will continue to defend the poor and defenseless masses of kogi state.”

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