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Gov Bello refutes assassination report along Lokoja – Abuja highway

Gov Bello refutes assassination report along Lokoja - Abuja highway 
Gov Bello refutes assassination report along Lokoja - Abuja highway (Photo: Newsnow Nigeria)

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has clarified the incident earlier reported as an assassination attempt on him which was widely reported on the social media, saying it was a minor disagreement between the security details attached to him and some military personnel providing security on the road.

In an interview granted to the press late Sunday night at his residence in Abuja, Governor Bello stated that there was no attempt whatsoever on his life.

He clarified that while there was a minor fracas between men of the Nigerian Police Force attached to his convoy and those of a military unit manning the highways, it was in the course of both units performing their lawful security duties.

“There was no assassination attempt whatsoever, what I know was that I was in my car, with security personnel, some in front and some were at the bank and was an issue between my security personnel and those Manning the road, the issue was resolved within five minutes and we proceeded to Abuja immediately”. He said.

The Governor who commended the security agencies for their joint contributions to the improved security of lives and property enjoyed by the citizens of Kogi State, however, called on the high command of the agencies involved to investigate overzealousness or unprofessional conduct by any of their men involved in the incident and apply the necessary sanctions.

The Governor called on citizens of Kogi State to ignore any attempt by political profiteers to use the incident to unsettle the polity as the state’s 2023 governorship elections slated for November 11 draw nearer.

He assured the state of both his safety and the adequacy of security arrangements to ensure that the elections are peaceful, free and fair.

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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