The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka this afternoon luckily escaped assassination when his motorcade was attacked by gunmen personally led by the Governor of Kogi State Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
Alhaji Ajaka and some vehicles accompanying him were approaching Lokoja in the vicinity of the ram market at about 300pm when two power bikes and Toyota Hilux overtook his car and forced it to a stop.
This assault was heralded by a Mercedes Benz Limousine with Bello’s official crest accompanied by an open pick- loaded with masked and hooded men bearing AK 47 Assault Rifles.
The men jumped down and began shooting at Ajaka’s car and all other cars in the motorcade. They shot for over 5 minutes at Ajaka’s bulletproof car unprovoked.
All this while Bello’s car was parked a few meters in front and was used to barricade the road while the gunmen had a field day.
When they ceased, Ajaka’s car, a Lexus SUV though bulletproof was damaged and demobilized.