Kogi Political Unrest: Suspected Hoodlums Attack SDP DG's Residence  - The Top Society

Kogi Political Unrest: Suspected Hoodlums Attack SDP DG’s Residence 

.....Kills Five Including Policeman 


The Director-General of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Campaign Council, Sheik Ibrahim Jibrin, was the target of a vicious attack on Tuesday morning at his residence in Anyigba, Kogi State. The assailants, suspected to be affiliated with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), stormed the premises, leaving a trail of destruction and tragedy in their wake.

Reports reveal that the harrowing assault resulted in the tragic loss of a policeman identified as Atabor, along with four other security personnel who were reportedly on duty during the attack. Shockingly, the perpetrators brazenly absconded with the corpse of the fallen officer and the bodies of the other victims.

Faruk Adejoh-Audu, the spokesperson for the Muri/Sam Gubernatorial Campaign of the SDP, has condemned the deplorable incident, labeling the assailants as a “rogue force” allegedly assembled by Governor Yahaya Bello in anticipation of the upcoming Saturday governorship election in the state.

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“The rogues force made up of thugs led by one Friday Makama officially declared wanted by a Federal High Court, one Supol Ojo of the Lokoja Mopol office and navy mercenaries led by N.U Akalezi of the Nigerian Navy killed the police guard, officer Atabor at about 6:00am this morning.

“The rogue force which reportedly included DSS operatives contributed by Deputy Director General of the Service who is in Lokoja acting in a lower responsibility as director, Mr Tosin Ajayi relentlessly attacked for over one hour during several persons were shot but officer Atabor was confirmed killed on the spot.

“The APC broke down the gate of Sheikh’s County home to gain access to the compound before releasing the rogue force who opened fire indiscriminately killing Atabor while the other guards ran for cover.

“They took away the corpse of policeman Atabor and about six other persons among whom are believed to be four policemen on official duty.

“It is also feared that our campaign Head of New Media Comrade I D Ijele may have also been abducted. He was last heard from at 6: 00am this morning while the attack was in progress.

“The rogue force is still prowling around Anyigba with the Armoured Personalities Carrier ( APC) as at the time of writing this statement.

“The police in Kogi just like they did during the 2019 Governorship Elections when they procured a helicopter to shoot at voters are executing Bello’s desperate plans to overwhelm the will of the people. The attack using a rogue force of thugs and mercenaries Navy was deliberately designed to commence few days to elections.

“It is our information that Bethrand Unuoha and some other compromised security chiefs in Kogi will sustain this Sporadic attacks on our Campaign leadership and supporters particularly in Kogi East until the day of election.

“This is to achieve Bello’s plot to suppress the voter’s turnout in Kogi East which he believed is a stronghold of the SDP. The Muri/Sam Campaign Council is once more calling on the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun to transfer this commissioner who is an eager enforcer of Bello’s desperate violent schemes to allow for a free and fair election in Kogi State.”

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