Suspected thugs have burnt down some constituency projects of Senator Dino Melaye.
The projects include blocks of classrooms for Government Girls Secondary School, Sarkin-Noma, in Lokoja; and LGEA Primary School, Lokogoma, also in Lokoja, in Kogi state. While the building at Sarkin-Noma was burnt with a classroom completely razed, the one at LGEA had its louvers broken.
The projects were due for commissioning today.
Senator Dino Melaye was said to be on his way to the inauguration when the news was broken to him. He was hovever quoted to have vowed to go ahead with the inauguration.
Our correspondent who visited the burnt school observed that the suspected hoodlums set fire on the block of classroom, totally razing one classroom to the ground.
The Punch quoted Marian Suleman, an SS3 student, as saying that students got to school on Wednesday morning to discover that the newly built block has been set on fire overnight.
“We have been waiting for the inauguration scheduled for today, only to discover this,” Sulemam said.
Reports said the suspected thugs had, on Tuesday, warned Melaye against visiting Kogi State, saying that he was not welcome for any reason.
The thugs, in an unsigned statement on Tuesday, had said that since Dino had no respect for “our elders, you deserve no respect.”