Gov. Bello explains reported assassination attempt on his life

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has explained the widely reported assassination attempt on his life, saying what happened was a minor


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Gov. Bello explains reported assassination attempt on his life


 

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has explained the widely reported assassination attempt on his life, saying what happened was a minor disagreement between the security details attached to him and some military personnel providing security on the road.

 

Gov. Bello, in a statement sent to journalists on Monday October 23, through his Chief Press Secretary, Mohammed Onogwu, insisted that there was no attempt whatsoever on his life.

 

The Governor, who commended the security agencies for their joint contributions to the improved security of lives and property enjoyed by the citizens of Kogi State, called on the High Command of the agencies involved, to investigate overzealousness or unprofessional conduct by any of their Men involved in the incident and apply the necessary sanctions.

 

Our Kogi State Correspondent, reports that Governor Bello called on citizens of Kogi State to “ignore any attempt by political profiteers, to use the incident to unsettle the polity as the state’s 2023 governorship elections slated for November 11, draws nearer.”

 

Recall that in a statement signed by Kingsley Femi Fanwo, Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, he claimed there was an “ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON THE GOVERNOR” on Sunday.

 

Kingsley Femi Fanwo, statement yesterday, reads: “The Kogi State Government wishes to inform the general public that there was an assassination attempt on the Governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, CON, a few kilometres away from Abuja, on his way to an official engagement from Lokoja.

 

“The attack occurred at about 4pm on Sunday, October 22, 2023.

 

"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 attacks were at three different points, the last barricade being around Kwali  Federal Capital Territory at about 4.20p.m.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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Odimayo Olatunde Frederick
graduate of Mass Communication and Kogi State Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper
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