SENATOR ATTACKED WITH STONES AT KABBA DAY CELEBRATION
SENATOR, Dino Melaye, has reportedly been pelted with stones in a furious attack at the Kabba Day celebration.
According to a Saturday Punch report, ahat would have resulted in horrendous personal injury was averted on Saturday as the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, escaped from an angry mob that had pelted him with stones and other dangerous objects at the Kabba Day celebration.
Governor Yahaya Bello reportedly got the news of the attack on the senator and allegedly made a U-Turn before he reached the venue.
Melaye was pelted with stones and other dangerous objects at the township stadium venue of the celebration, our correspondent has reported.
The senator, who arrived the venue at about 11 ‘o’clock in the morning, was welcome by a crowd as he posed for photographs with supporters.
He was then invited to make a speech and announce his donation before the arrival of the governor who was already in Kabba for the occasion.
Shortly after Dino announced a donation of N3m cash, he headed for his car, but some suspected thugs started throwing stones and other objects at him as he made for his G-Wagon.
The security men had to use tear gas to bring the situation under control.
Meanwhile, all the security apparatus of the governor, led by his ADC and the Chief Details, were at the venue ahead of Governor 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 attended the programme.
Our correspondent gathered that when the news of Dino’s attack reached the governor, he decided to boycott the event and, instead, sent his donation of N20m 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 a prison van with registration number PS 300 A/O.
SENATOR GOJE’S WIFE FOR BURIAL FRIDAY
The remain of late Hajiya Fatima Yelwa Goje, wife of Senate Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje, shall be committed to mother earth tomorrow, 3rd November 2017.
Mrs Goje passed on, Monday morning at the United States of America hospital after a brief illness.
In a statement signed by her son, Ahmed Mohammed Goje on Thursday, the body of Mrs Goje will arrive Gombe from the United States of America on Friday by 8am.
“Funeral prayers will insha Allah take place at the Gombe Emir’s Palace at 2pm”, the statement said.
Meanwhile, Wife of The Senate President and Chair, Forum of Senators’ Wives, Dr. (Mrs) Toyin Saraki, has described the Late Hajiya Yelwa Goje as a dependable friend whose advice and team spirit would be greatly missed.
Mrs Saraki who led Wives of Senators of the 8th Assembly to Goje’s residence in Abuja on Wednesday, condoled with the family, while praying that Almighty Allah will grant the soul of the departed Al-Jannah Firdaus.