Yahaya Bello breaks Silence on alleged “assassination attempt”


The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has addressed claims of an assassination on his life.

Some of the aides of the Governor had reportedly stated that the Governor had encountered an assassination attempt on his way to Abuja.

However, Yahaya in a press conference last night stated clearly that there was no attempt on his life and however, it just a clash between his convoy and a sister agency.

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.

The Governor also applauded security officials and other key players for securing the road route from Kogi to Abuja,

Adding that the road is highly secured and safe.

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 his safety and the adequacy of security arrangements to ensure the elections are peaceful, free and fair.


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