An unconfirmed report coming in from Lokoja has indicated that Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West senatorial district of Kogi State was rounding off a speech at a rally close to Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, when unidentified hoodlums with guns and cutlasses attacked the venue.
Luckily, the Senator escaped unhurt leaving the venue with other dignitaries amidst the sudden and unexpected attack.
As to be expected, the attack disrupted the event as well as obstructed free flow of traffic along the Lokoja-Abuja highway as motorists, pedestrians, traders, and those who had gathered for the rally ran for cover.
However, two person, one of them a student of the polytechnic, were reportedly shot dead by the hoodlums while two security operatives are said to have sustained gunshot wounds during the flash attack.
We will follow the news for an update as things are still sketchy at the moment.