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Gov Bello Refutes Claim By Commissioner of Assassination Attempt By Soldiers

by Victor Ndubuisi

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello denied that the military had attempted to assassinate him.

Remember that Kingsley Fanwo, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, claimed that gunmen dressed in military uniform tried to assassinate the Governor when he was travelling to Abuja.

At around 4 pm on Sunday, according to Fanwo, the gunmen allegedly opened fire randomly at Bello’s convoy.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT)’s Kwali Area Council was the scene of the third and final attack on Governor Bello on the Lokoja-Abuja route, according to the Information Commissioner.

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Bello, however, has refuted his Commissioner’s assertion.

Speaking to reporters at his Abuja home, the Governor said that his security escorts and other security personnel got into a fight at a checkpoint on the route.

He did, however, affirm that the argument was eventually settled.

According to Bello: “This afternoon at about 14:00hours, I took off from Lokoja coming to Abuja and the journey was smooth along with the convoy and just about 16:00 hours, my convoy, especially the security, had an encounter with another sister agency and there was a fracas.

“Immediately, we waded in and it was resolved. From there, we had a smooth journey down to Abuja and ever since I came, I’ve been engaging in all the activities that brought me to Abuja and it’s been very smooth.

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“Thereafter, I began to hear on social media about assassination attempt. I want to state categorically very clearly, dear Nigerians, there was no assassination attempt on me Yahaya Bello, the executive governor of Kogi State by the military or by anybody.”



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