An attempt on the life of the Nigerian Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial zone Dino Melaye was averted on Saturday at the Kaba day celebration as hoodlums pelted the lawmaker with stones and other missiles.
Witnesses said that Dino Melaye who arrived the venue at about 11 ‘o’clock was welcome by a mamouth crowd and was having photo sessions with supporters who were thrilled to have him in their midst.
Shortly after, it was learnt, the senator was then invited to make comments and announce his donation before the arrival of the governor who was already in Kaba for the occasion.
As he announced a donation of N3million cash,he headed for his car, then some suspected thugs started throwing stones and other missiles at him as he made way for his G wagon car.
The security men had to use tear gas to bring the situation under control.
Mean while, all the security apparatus of the the state governor led by his ADC and the Chief Details were at the venue ahead of the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello who was expected to grace the occasion.
According to the source, there was strong indication that some people might also cause crisis if the governor had come for the programme.
It was gathered that when the news of Dino’s attack got to the governor,he decided to drop the idea of attending the event and instead sent his donation of N20 million on behalf of the state government.
The swift intervention of security personnel on ground saved the day as one of the thugs was arrested and whisked away in prison van with registration number PS 300 A/0.