Kabba Day: Dino Melaye Escapes Mob Attack As Yahaya Bello Makes U-turn From Event Venue
It was gathered that the governor was already in Kabba to attend the annual occasion before news filtered around that some youths at the same occasion which the governor was to attend attacked Senator Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly.
Trouble was said to have started when Senator Melaye, joined other dignitaries for the celebrations in Kabba.
His supporters hailed him as he entered the Kabba Township Stadium, venue of the event but the tide changed when he was about leaving the venue after delivering his goodwill message.
The angry youths jeered and attacked him. The mob followed him outside the stadium, stoning his cars which was hurriedly driven away from the venue.
The mob claimed he was not representing the zone well in the National Assembly, but busy fighting the leaders who are helping them at home.
The Senator escaped unhurt but the windscreens of a vehicle in his convoy were smashed by the angry youths
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.