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Serving Senator escapes death during empowerment programme



Serving Senator escapes death during empowerment programme

A near tragic occurrence played out at Afims Hotel in Okene, Kogi State when a serving senator narrowly escaped death during an empowerment programme following an attack by hoodlums.

Reports say the politician in question identified as Ahmed Ogembe, the senator representing Kogi Central, was expected to “empower over 1,000 women across the five local government areas of the state — Okene, Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okehi and Ogori/Magongo when the hoodlums struck.

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Reports say many of the attendees including several women who came for the programme were injured after the hoodlums stormed the venue with dangerous weapons at about 8am.

Reacting to the incident, Ogembe who himself was injured during the disruption by the hoodlums noted that it was sad that some people in the state want to take the law into their hands.

Reports say the incident has forced the state government to proscribe all political activities in Kogi Central until further notice to prevent any further breakdown of law and order in the state.

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