Reports of assassination attempt on my life false —Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has denied rumours and circulating reports suggesting that there was assassination attempts on his life.

Punch Metro reports that some gunmen in military uniform attacked the governor’s convoy on his way to Abuja on Sunday afternoon.

The governor, however, in a video labeled the claims as false and asked Nigerians to disregard the report.

He explained that the incident was a trivial disagreement between his personal security team and military personnel assigned to protect the road, maintaining that there was no attempt whatsoever on his life.

He added that while there was a minor fracas between men of the Nigerian Police Force attached to his convoy and those of a military unit manning the highways, it was in the course of both units performing their lawful security duties.

The governor, who commended the security agencies for their joint contributions to the improved security of lives and property enjoyed by the citizens of Kog, however, called on the high command of the agencies involved to investigate overzealousness or unprofessional conduct by any of their men involved in the incident and apply the necessary sanctions.

The governor called on citizens of Kogi to ignore any attempt by political profiteers to use the incident to unsettle the polity ahead of the governorship election slated for November 11 in the state.

He assured the state of both his safety and the adequacy of security arrangements to ensure that the election is peaceful, free and fair.

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