One person died with others seriously injured on Saturday, as hoodlums allegedly laid ambush on the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) governorship candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, at Anyigba, Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.
It was learnt that Wada was on his way to Kogi East PDP stakeholders’ meeting when the incident happened.
A statement by the Deputy Director of Public Communications of Kogi State PDP Campaign Council, Mr. Austin Okai said that the attack led to the death of a young man identified as Yusuf Seidu Uhiene.
It was also gathered that two PDP loyalists, Nasir Sule and Ilemona sustained gunshot wounds from the hoodlums believed to be political thugs.
The statement reads: “Our candidate, Engr Musa Wada, today (Saturday) was in Anyigba to attend the Kogi East PDP stakeholders meeting. He was in between the main road and Harbour Bay, venue of the meeting, When the incident occurred.”
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Meanwhile, Wada, while condemning the attack, called on the Police in Kogi State to checkmate activities of armed men, alleging that, “the attackers were suspected to be thugs loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress.”
The PDP statement also said the matter bad been reported at the Divisional Police post at Anyigba through the PDP Ward Chairman, demanding that perpetrators of the heinous act must be brought to justice.
“The new way of laying ambush by the APC thugs to discourage the PDP from prosecuting its campaign due to commence soon is unacceptable.
“We condemned the extermination of a promising young man today, who innocently was going about what he believes in without any provocation,” the party stated.