For the second time this year, Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) escaped another attack in Kabba, during the Kabba Day Celebration, when a couple of thugs started throwing stones, sachets of water and other things at him.
He was invited alongside the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, who was absent as at the time, although he was in already in Kabba for the programme.
According to the Guardian, the ugly development started when the Master of Ceremony beckoned on the Senator to present his speech and make his donation before the arrival of the governor to the Kabba township stadium, venue of the event.
Shortly after his speech and donation of N3 million, as Melaye was stepping out of the podium heading towards his bulletproof Mercedes Jeep, the thugs began the attack.
Although the senator escaped, some of the thugs were arrested and taken away in a Prison vehicle even as security men resorted to using tear gas to control the rowdy situation.
Senator Dino Melaye then took to his famous Instagram page to share photos of two area boys allegedly sent to attack him by the state government.
‘two out of the Ebira boys to Kabba today by Kogi State Govt to attack me arrested by police’.