Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, today, after observing Jumat prayer in Lokoja, the state capital was stoned by some aggrieved residients, Premium Times Reports.
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 confimed to PremiumTimes that 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.
Kogi State Government spokespersons, Kingsley Fanwo and Gbenga Olorunpomi are yet to respond to the report.