JUST IN: Masked security men attack Makinde’s hotel in Lokoja

Information reaching us from Lokoja, the Kogi state capital confirms that some armed and masked security men who appeared in police uniforms, on Friday attacked the Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde in Lokoja, Kogi state capital.

Makinde is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Kogi State Campaign Council.

He is in Kogi in his capacity as the Chairman of that Council.

Eyewitnesses confirmed that the hooded security operatives arrived the Suitorial Hotels, Lokoja, located  along Stadium Road, Lokoja, where the Governor and some members of the PDP Campaign Council are lodged at about 12.50 pm, on Friday, shooting sporadically and attempting to break into the hotel rooms. 

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Makinde, Taiwo Adisa said “some of the hooded security operatives scaled the fence of the Hotel and attempted to enter the rooms.

“A melee was set off as the security operatives attached to the Governor of Oyo state were said to have resisted the invaders.

“Within a short while, some residents nearby also gathered to resist the invading gunmen.”