• Muslim pastors conjure curses against illegal conflagrationists
•Gunmen kill chief in Kogi
Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja
Two policemen supposedly lost their lives Thursday amid an asserted death endeavor on the life of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and Senator, speaking to Kogi West senatorial region, Dino Melaye.
The Senator, nonetheless, got away from the death endeavor as shooters suspected to be policemen and officers professedly started shooting at his projectile verification jeep.
The two policeman were said to have been erroneously murdered amid the sporadic shooting.
In the mean time, Melaye has expressed gratitude toward God for saving his life by and by.
In his twitter handle, Melaye said in regards to 20 projectiles were shot at his vehicle by the assailants who were suspected to be warriors and the agents of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
His words, “I express gratitude toward God for saving my life by and by. More than 20 slugs gaps on my Jeep. Mix of the police; SARS and the military; God, I bless your heart”.
The Senator arrived Kogi State on Wednesday to introduce more than 145 voting demographic activities.
This is coming as Muslim pastors in the state Thursday summoned reviles on the individuals who torched Melaye’s body electorate extends in Lokoja
Likewise, obscure shooters on Tuesday killed an executive at the Federal Polytechnic Idah in Kogi State, Mr. Solomon Ayegba Sani.
The expired was supposedly shot dead at around 10 p.m at his habitation in Idah LGA of the state.
THISDAY dependably assembled that Melaye was en route to Isanlu in Iyagba East Local Government Area to introduce a few activities when some shooters kept him from entering the town.
As indicated by sources, the Senator who left his nation home at Ayetoro-gbede, met a barrier with substantial truck, quickly before Isanlu as the formally dressed men similarly set up campfires with tires, blocking anybody moving into the town.
The Senator, detecting threat, influenced a u-to swing back to Ayetoro-gbede with his company.
Be that as it may, on arriving his nation home, a portion of the equipped men supposedly assaulted his caravan, and started shooting at his projectile verification Mecedez Benz Jeep as individuals kept running for their dear lives.
It was similarly assembled that the equipped men, numbering more than 30, attacked his home shooting, and frightening individuals off as the general population of the network needed to leave the town to maintain a strategic distance from the rage of the rampaging shooters.
Prior to the landing of the Senator to the state on Wednesday, a few hooligans had debilitated to kill him on the off chance that he ventured his foot in the state.
Notwithstanding, a portion of his ventures situated in Lokoja LGA, which were to be initiated by the Senator, were wrecked around a few hooligans on Wednesday morning.
Then, the representative of Kogi State Police Command, Mr. William Ayah, when reached by THISDAY on the issue, said his office didn’t know about the episode.
In a related improvement, Muslim priests in the state Thursday conjured reviles on the individuals who torched Melaye’s voting demographic activities in Lokoja.
The Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Matthew Kolawole, has additionally denounced in solid terms, the consuming of the schools by some political hooligans in the state.
The supplication by the Muslim priests, which was said over every one of the mosques in Lokoja amid “Isha-I”, the last petition of the day was in response to the consuming and annihilation of a portion of the body electorate ventures intended to be introduced by Melaye.
Amid the supplication in one of the mosques in Sarki-Numa in Lokoja, the pastors implored that God should uncover those behind the consuming of the schools.
In another advancement, Mr. Solomon Ayegba Sani of the Federal Polytechnic Idah has been murdered by obscure shooters.
THISDAY accumulated that the casualty was gunned down in his living arrangement by some unidentified shooters.
The late executive has quite recently been elevated to the situation of Director of Works by the Federal Polytechnic.
Endeavors to talk with the authorities of the Federal Polytechnic demonstrated fruitless as they couldn’t be come to on their phone lines.
In any case, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. William Ayah affirmed the episode, saying Sani was killed by obscure shooters.