Less than 24 hours to the governorship election in Kogi State, reports have it that masked armed security men on Friday attacked the hotel where Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde is lodged in Lokoja, in the State capital. It was gathered that the armed men appeared in police uniforms.
Makinde is the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Kogi State Campaign Council. He is in Kogi in his capacity as the Chairman of that Council.
A statement by the Oyo State Government Press quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the hooded security operatives arrived the Suitorial Hotels, Lokoja, located along Stadium Road, Lokoja, where the Governor and some members of the PDP Campaign Council were lodged at about 12.50 pm, on Friday, shooting sporadically and attempting to break into the hotel rooms.
According to the release, it was gathered the some of the hooded security operatives scaled the fence of the Hotel and attempted to enter the rooms.
A melee was set off as the security operatives attached to the Governor of Oyo State were said to have resisted the invaders.
Within a short while, some residents nearby also gathered to resist the invading gunmen.