By Glam & Essence
Just hours to the Saturday governorship election of Kogi State, the Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has been attacked in Lokoja Hotel by some masked individual wearing police uniform.
The incident took place on Friday, November 15,in Kogi State.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, in a statement he released,
“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.
“Eyewitnesses confirmed that the hooded security operatives arrived the Suitorial Hotels, 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.
“Within a short while, some residents nearby also gathered to resist the invading gunmen.”