By Tunde Johnson, Abuja
Dino Melay , Senator representing Kogi West, once again escaped death by whiskers, on Saturday, during Kabba Day celebration when some hoodlums attacked him with stones, pure water sachets and other dangerous objects, including charms.
Eyewitnesses said Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State who was already at Kabba for the occasion, refused to show up at the venue following a security report of the incident.
It was the quick intervention of security personnel at the venue that saved the situation.
An advanced team of the governor and government appointees, it was gathered, were already at the venue before the attack on Melaye.
The Senator was specially invited by the organisers to honour the Kabba Day celebration where the attack took place.
It all started when the Masters of the Ceremony called on the Senator to present his speech and make a donation before the arrival of the governor, to the venue which was at the township stadium.
Following the articulated speech and subsequent donation of N3 million cash at the venue and while Melaye was stepping out of the podium and walking to towards his Mecedez Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), that some hoodlums attacked him by throwing stones, pure water sachets and other dangerous weapons including charms on him.
Melaye, however, escaped unhurt with the prompt intervention of security personnel at the venue.