“Preliminary investigation showed that the alleged attack (on Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State) was a result of altercation between the military personnel at a checkpoint and the governor’s motorcade.
“Investigation revealed that the crisis followed the refusal of the governor’s motorcade to stop at the military checkpoint.”
This is part of the reaction of the Federal Capital Territory Police (FCT), Command in reaction to a statement by the Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, on the alleged assassination attempt on Governor Yahaya Bello.
The Command’s Commissioner, Haruna Garba, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, said that full investigation into the matter has commenced.
The Kogi State Commissioner, Fanwo had alleged that there was an assassination attempt on Governor Yahaya Bello a few kilometres away from Abuja.
He said the governor was on his way to an official engagement from Lokoka, the Kogi State capital.
He said that the attack occurred at about 4:20pm on Sunday, adding that the attackers were dressed in military uniforms.
He said that the attackers waylaid the governor’s motorcade and fired sporadically at his vehicle and other vehicles in the convoy.
Fanwo said: “It took the swift intervention of the security personnel attached to the governor to foil the satanic plans of the unknown soldiers.
“The attacks were at three different points, the last barricade being around Kwali Federal Capital Territory at about 4.20pm.”