Dino Melaye escapes assassination: Senator representing Kogi west, Dino Melaye, in the early hours of Saturday escaped assassination after gunmen invaded the Kogi residence of the senator..
According to NAN, the gunmen numbering about 10 arrived at the house in Ayetoro-Gbede in Ijumu local government area of the state through the bush and opened fire from different directions.
The house was riddled with bullets while two of the vehicles parked in the estate were damaged.
Melaye was in his country home for the Easter holiday at the time of the attack.
William Aya, police public relations officer in the state, told NAN that the police received a distress call from the senator at about 1am and immediately responded.
He said the suspects escaped before the police arrived, thereby making arrest impossible.
Aya said Wilson Inalegwu, the commissioner of police, had set up an investigative committee headed by the deputy commissioner of police in charge of operations to unravel those behind the attack.
On his part, Melaye said the attackers arrived at about midnight and started shooting sporadically at the main building in the compound.
He said the shooting lasted for almost one hour, revealing that apart from the building riddled with bullets, two of his vehicles were damaged.
The senator said he suspected Taufiq Isa, administrator of Ijumu local government, as being behind the attack.
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