Senator Dino Melaye’s Protest Turns Bloody, 5 Reportedly Killed

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A total of five persons have reportedly lost their lives in Kogi state after a protest organised by Senator Dino Melaye against the state government went awry.

Reports indicate that no fewer than five persons were hit with bullet at the gate of Kogi State polytechnic, Lokoja where the protest is being held.

The protest which reportedly kicked off at around 11:00 am turned bloody after unidentified gunmen hijacked the demonstration.

The gunmen, armed with different weapons including guns and cutlasses were reported to have stormed the venue of the protest from the Nataco junction thereby causing panic and sending people in all direction as they scampered for safety.

The Army and men of the state police command were reported to have reported to the scene about an hour into the shooting which had claimed five victims.

More details regarding the attack will be updated as the situation unfolds.

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