Tension In Kogi As Masked Gunmen Attack Makinde’s Hotel In Lokoja

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Just few hours ago, some masked Gunmen who appeared in police uniforms attacked the hotel where the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, lodged in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Makinde is also the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Kogi state Campaign Council.

According to eyewitnesses who were on the scene of the incident, the masked gunmen  arrived the Suitorial Hotels, Lokoja, located  along Stadium Road, Lokoja, where the Governor and some members of the PDP Campaign Council were lodged at about 12.50 pm, on Friday, shooting sporadically and attempting to break into the hotel rooms.

Some of the hooded security operatives scaled the fence of the Hotel and attempted to gain entrance into the main Hotel.

Makinde’s personal security guards engaged in a shooting brawl with the masked men, forcing them to flee from the hotel.

The Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa confirmed the attack.

Taiwo said: “Information reaching us from Lokoja, the Kogi State capital confirmed that some armed and masked security men who appeared in police uniforms have attacked the Governor of Oyo State, Engr Seyi Makinde in Lokoja, Kogi state capital.

“Makinde is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Kogi State Campaign Council. He is in Kogi in his capacity as the Chairman of that Council.

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“Eyewitnesses confirmed that the hooded security operatives arrived the Suitorial Hotels, Lokoja, located along Stadium Road, Lokoja, where the Governor and some members of the PDP Campaign Council are lodged at about 12.50 pm, on Friday, shooting sporadically and attempting to break into the hotel rooms.

“It was gathered the some of the hooded security operatives scaled the fence of the Hotel and attempted to enter the rooms.

“A melee was set off as the security operatives attached to the Governor of Oyo state were said to have resisted the invaders.

 

 

 

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