Senator Dino Melaye, the representative of Kogi West is alleged to be under attack as some unidentified gunmen stormed the venue where he was addressing his supporters as regards the political crises surrounding his senatorship today, June 12 2017. The gunmen attacked him in front of Kogi State Polytechnic in Lokoja where a crowd of supporters were gathered to listen to his address.
Reports had it that Senator Dino Melaye made a stop in front of the institution and proceeded to address his supporters. Not long after, the gunmen appeared from the NATACO side of the road and started shooting into the air. This attack lasted for about 30 minutes and led to the death of 3 people. This incidence caused serious traffic along Lokoja-Abuja expressway which is not too far from the scene.
Melayo took to his Twitter account to confirm the attack stating that the vehicle he was in was also shot at.
This incidence is happening just less than 24 hours that the Senator’s convoy was blocked by protesting youths in Kogi State on Sunday, June 11, 2017. It was alleged that the youths chanted “Dino, ole (meaning thief)” all through the protest. It can be recalled that Senator Dino Melaye was elected as a member of the Senate of Nigeria from the Kogi West Senatorial District in 2015. His nomination was second to the nomination of Bukola Saraki as the nominee for the office of President of the Senate after the nomination made by Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima. However, his political career has seen so many scandals. At one time, it was allegedly reported that the Senator continue to maintain his US checking and savings account despite the fact that it was against the code of conduct of Nigeria.