Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, attacked in Lokoja

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello
Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Some aggrieved residents on Friday stoned Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, as he emerged from a mosque where he observed Jumat prayer in Lokoja, the state capital, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

It is not immediately clear why the residents carried out the attack against Mr. Bello, but witnesses said the incident occurred at the Lokoja Central Mosque in the old market area of the capital.

A source who confirmed the development to this newspaper said the disgruntled persons also carried few placards while chanting anti-government slogans. The source also said Mr. Bello was pelted with rotten fruits and vegetables.

The police dispersed the crowd with teargas soon afterwards, the source said.

“The situation in this state is even worse than what the residents are doing. The situation is pathetic,” the source said.

An official in the state said that was the second time in two weeks the governor would be so attacked as complaints mount about the depreciating living conditions in the state.

“He recently attended an event in Ankpa, and residents there defied heavy security to stone him,” the official said. “We don’tunderstand what’s going on.”

Kogi State Government spokespersons, Kingsley Fanwo and Gbenga Olorunpomi, could not be reached for comment for this reports.

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  • George

    Aisha Bingo Buhari anointed governor bello is ole

    • Rosebud

      You’re disgusting and a shame to the fortitude of family. You’re just another orphan of society, dehumanised and rabid.

  • vagabonds in power

    what is the gal friend aisha burhari

    • dagogo

      With chaps like you it’s time our social media space is censored and regulated…people like you without an ounce of decency or moral upbringing should not be allowed to occupy any social space no matter how little..

  • John Doe

    What do you expect from a Man adjudged to be grossly incompetent and unfit to be a counselor.

  • Otile

    Wrong! The faithful are gathered at the Black Rock of Kaaba to stone the evil one, but these people are here stoning their Islamic APC governor mistaking him for the devil.

    • Ashibogu


  • Nnka

    Oshiomole is the next in Line… God for Him…. Vote them Out my dear friends

  • Abubakar Sadik

    Nu D’rection tinz. Kogites should live with their beaurriful choice for 4 years. Mr. Bello take heart but your security detail should have known that going to central mosque is a faux pas given your soulless governance style. Next time pray in that exclusive mosque your votes donor built in goverment house.

  • Dan Fulani

    This is what happens when you reap where you did not sow. Victory thief.

  • kayode Olufade

    It is simple, the people are disinterested in him and his administration

  • Truth Justice Equity

    APC have scammed and defrauded Nigerians and to add Sault to injury, they are resorting to peddling falsehoods to sustain their immoral and criminal leadership. Nigerians are getting pissed off daily about a government that have destroyed every fabric of Nigerian nation and are still heartless enough to continue to lie to Nigerians even about issues that as clear as day light.what a shame. Buhari and APC is a very serious grievous wound on Nigeria. I know that it will not be too long before APC begins to reap whirlwind from the wind they are sowing since registration and have continued to sow after taking government.

  • vagabonds in power

    In the effort of Bingo Buhari to embark a quiet jihadist war against 9jas from the South south-he set out to silence every southern indigenes that had an opposing voice. Either by trumped-up corruption charges, even against persons that were not elected into public office, but opponents all the same. Individual, like Chief Olisah Metu, Fani Femi Kayode, Nnamdi Kanu, and other Top Politician from the PDP, including Deputy Senate President , Chief Ike Ekweremadu, Were either publicly humiliated, hounded into jails, or bogus charges and allegations of forgery brought against them. These were all done to intimidate and salience potential dissenters . Well, I certainly can live with a guy without an academic certificate to parade, But an Islamist Jihadi TERRORIST wrapped in NATIVE INTELLIGENCE, IS A DEADLY COMBINATION, It is A SUCIDE BOMB WAITING TO DETONATE, AS YOU CAN ALL SEE NOW. GOD SAVE NIGERIA BIKO!

  • FreeNigeria

    They should use live bullets next time.

    • Yunusa Abdulrahim

      Na wa 4 you o.

    • Zakut Bechor

      hahahahaha. O’boy u harsh O.. They all deserve it jare