Few hours to the Kogi state governorship election, some masked gunmen alleged to be in police uniforms on Friday attacked the hotel where the Governor of Oyo state and chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kogi state campaign team, Eng. Seyi Makinde lodged in Lokoja, Kogi State capital.
It was learnt that the masked gunmen arrived the Suitorial Hotels, Lokoja, located along Stadium Road, Lokoja, where the Governor and some members of the PDP Campaign Council were lodged at about 12.50 pm, on Friday, shooting sporadically and attempting to break into the hotel rooms.
Sources said the some of the hooded security operatives scaled the fence of the Hotel and attempted to enter the rooms with the security men attacked to Governor Makinde resisting the masked gunmen .
The security operatives attached to Governor Makinde were said to have engaged the masked gunmen in shoot out after which the masked men were forced to flee the hotel.
When contacted, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa confirmed the attack on the hotel of the governor.