Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, was on Friday stoned by irate residents as he emerged from a mosque where he observed Jumat prayer in Lokoja, the state capital., reports say.
The attack took place at the Lokoja Central Mosque in the old market area of the capital.
It was also gathered that the governor was pelted with rotten fruits and vegetables.
The police dispersed the crowd with teargas soon afterwards, the source said.
According to a source, it is the second time in two weeks Bello would be so attacked as complaints mount about the depreciating living conditions in the state.