Senator Dino Melaye escaped death on Monday in Lokoja when unknown gunmen attacked him during a rally in Lokoja.
Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District, was said to be rounding off his speech at the rally in front of Kogi State Polytechnic when the invaders attacked with guns and cutlasses.
Traffic on Lokoja-Abuja highway was disrupted for almost one hour as motorists abandoned their vehicles and scampered for safety.
Traders at Lokoja main market also hurriedly abandoned their wares and escaped into nearby bushes and houses.
A student of the polytechnic simply identified as Saka Seidu and one other person were said to have been shot dead while two operatives of the Directorate of State Service (DSS) attached to Melaye received gunshot injuries in the attack.
The Rector of the polytechnic, Mr Mohammed Yisah, confirmed the death of one the…
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