Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has been attacked in Edo state. This is according to a spokesperson to the Edo State Governor.
This was contained in a statement released by the spokesperson to the Governor Robin Crusoe. In the statement, he also said the Managing Director of BUA’s Obu Cement Company, Yusuf Binji, has been declared wanted over the attack.
Recall that BUA and Dangote cement have been in a bitter dispute over the ownership of a mining site in Okpella, Edo State with Dangote accusing BUA of lying about ownership of the site.
The Edo state government had in reaction to this asked that work stop on the site and on Wednesday which later led security officials there to arrest two BUA staff for flouting the order and continuing work.
On Thursday, Mr. Crusoe quoted the police as saying that the attack on the governor was sponsored by Mr. Binji.
“The statement reads, The Nigeria Police have declared the Managing Director of BUA’s Obu Cement Company, Yusuf Binji, wanted over an attack on the convoy of the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.
“Also attacked were some officials of the Edo State Government who were in the convoy of the Edo State Governor.”