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Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by kogistar: 3:30pm On Apr 15, 2017
THE senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, Dino Melaye, on Saturday escaped assassination attempt on his life as unknown gunmen attacked his residence in Ayetoro-Gbede, Ijumu local government area of the state.

The assailants were said to have invaded the residence at about 12 am, shooting sporadically into the building.

After the rain of bullet that lasted over one hour, two of the vehicles parked within the premises were damaged, while part of the building was also destroyed.

Narrating his ordeal to newsmen, the senator said the assailants came in some minutes after 12 midnight and started shooting indiscriminately into his building.

He said the hoodlums shot at intervals with little break for more than one hour where two vehicles, a security van and caravan bus were destroyed.

The lawmaker however accused chairman of the local government, Taofiq Isa, of masterminding the attack because of his criticism of the state government.

“I got a rousy welcome from Kabba to my home town yesterday (Friday) and I know it angered the power that be in the state which mobilised for this assassination attempt on my life.

“At about midnight we started hearing gunshot. They fired more than 200 rounds of bullet into the house. This attempt to kill me will not stop me from speaking the truth.

“If I speak the truth I will die, if I lie I will die. Me, I’ve decided to speak the truth and die. I’m not afraid of death. I only respect men I don’t fear them.

“This attempt is being championed by the chairman of my local government. He had said it many times that he will do everything to stop me from coming home. Beside, those assailants when leaving were chanting ‘We will know if it’s Taofiq that owns the land or you.

“I am championing an administrative course. I will continue to speak and be voice to the voiceless. I’m not deterred, I remain resolute to make Kogi better. Noting will stop me from coming home.”

Melaye also said accused the Police division of Aiyetoro Gbede that allegedly failed to come to his house until three hours after the assailants had left despite being a stone thrown from his house.

“The DPO did not come to my house until three hours later. Even the area command in Kabba was not notified until I called the CP. I suspect a satanic collabo between Taofiq and the police in Aiyetoro because the duo had a meeting two days ago.

“Only God will protect us in this country but definitely not the police”.

However, the local government chairman, who is also the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), said he had no hand in the alleged attack on the senator.

He said he had never been a violent person, saying he had been busy attending to his sick wife.

Isa, who challenged Melaye to prove his allegation against him said, “I’ve never been a violent man. My running battle with Dino if any is because I have asked him to stop vilifying the state governor, Yahaya Bello.

“Let him (Dino) prove it. I lost my uncle a week ago, I’m still attending to my sick wife and busy supervising the APC re- registration programs. I’m a democrat and law abiding. I challenge Dino to prove his case.”

Meanwhile, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), William Aya, said the command had already commenced investigation into the issue.dino, kogi


http://tribuneonlineng.com/dino-escapes-assassination-attempt-gunmen-invade-country-home/

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by KEZDON(m): 3:31pm On Apr 15, 2017
Hmmmmmmm, I thought dat as a country we have gone past dis politics of bitterness?



#whowilllovemycountry

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by sarrki(m): 3:31pm On Apr 15, 2017
Story

Why not the Abuja home

Stage managed assassination to draw sympathy

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by OsuIbo: 3:33pm On Apr 15, 2017
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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by sarrki(m): 3:34pm On Apr 15, 2017
KEZDON:
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Spotted

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by sarrki(m): 3:35pm On Apr 15, 2017
OsuIbo:
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N another one
Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by Ngenekwenu(f): 3:36pm On Apr 15, 2017
Buhari APC In Actions, Bunch Of Killers.

Likely Suspects;

Buhari

Tinubu

Magu

Hamid Ali


Buhari is An Enemy Of The Masses.

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by donmalcolm21(m): 3:36pm On Apr 15, 2017
f I speak the truth I will die, if
I lie I will die. Me, I’ve decided
to speak the truth and die. I’m
not afraid of death. I only
respect men I don’t fear them.






In Gordon's voice EVERY DIE NA DIE




Babachir Lawal I'm sending a pack of greetings

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by gberra: 3:39pm On Apr 15, 2017
sarrki:
Story

Why not the Abuja home

Stage managed assassination to draw sympathy
They can't get any close to his Abuja residence... Security is water tight...

Unfortunately he's still alive to tell the tale

Ipobs always cry embarassed

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by NgeneUkwenu(f): 3:40pm On Apr 15, 2017
Who wan kill an armed robber? The guy and theatrics!

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by TPAND: 3:44pm On Apr 15, 2017
NgeneUkwenu:
Who wan kill an armed robber? The guy and theatrics!

Ajeku Iya le oooo je. Eyin ti e to ni na to dina deni... Ajeku Iya le je
Nothing can happen to Dino. He is rock solid. He is the most vibrant senator at the upper chamber.

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by Syphax(m): 3:49pm On Apr 15, 2017
Nigerian politicians are useless.

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by Greatfuture: 3:49pm On Apr 15, 2017
i see the hand of yahaya bello,who is hell bent on silencing any opposition voice

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by Syphax(m): 3:52pm On Apr 15, 2017
NgeneUkwenu:
Who wan kill an armed robber? The guy and theatrics!
Armed Robber? Would have called him an armed robber during the electioneering period? You guys called him a Saint when he criticized Goodluck but he is now a thief because he chose to defile St. Buhari. You are a useless hypocrite.

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by diablos: 3:53pm On Apr 15, 2017
Hmmm... this assassination smells like Magu, stinks like Hameed Ali, tastes like Jagaban, rumours all-over like Sowore.

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by youngsahito(m): 3:57pm On Apr 15, 2017
pics or I don't believe

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by nero2face: 3:58pm On Apr 15, 2017
whatever u the elites do up there, don't always expect us down here to spill our bloods fighting for u guys, I don't known why I can't believe any politician... from Buhari to a mere local govt chairman, all of them are thieves..2yrs to 2019 and the bloody game has begun... thieves

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by Pierocash(m): 4:01pm On Apr 15, 2017
That is what u get when u keep disrespecting evrybody including ur seniors in the game.
On the issue of assassination,two things are involve
It either u are telling lies jst to win sympathy because u knw u are widely hated
(2)they dnt want to assassinate u bt only came to caution ur excesses,if they came to assassinate u they won't waste time to break into ur house and finish u.
Dino mind ur boundry

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by SalamRushdie: 4:04pm On Apr 15, 2017
sarrki:
Story

Why not the Abuja home

Stage managed assassination to draw sympathy

It might not be stage managed , Kogi local politics can be like this most times

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by SalamRushdie: 4:05pm On Apr 15, 2017
Pierocash:
That is what u get when u keep disrespecting evrybody including ur seniors in the game.
On the issue of assassination,two things are involve
It either u are telling lies jst to win sympathy because u knw u are widely hated
(2)they dnt want to assassinate u bt only came to caution ur excesses,if they came to assassinate u they won't waste time to break into ur house and finish u.
Dino mind ur boundry

Sorry to say but you are very senseless and irresponsible Sir

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by Nobody: 4:11pm On Apr 15, 2017
undecided publicity stunt by Dino again?

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by josephine123: 4:11pm On Apr 15, 2017
Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by Jabioro: 4:14pm On Apr 15, 2017
Picture of the said cars and part of the building destroyed..

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by kogistar: 4:24pm On Apr 15, 2017
seun,mynd44,lalasticlala oya come & see
Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by Iamwrath: 4:28pm On Apr 15, 2017
Arrangee masitas

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by khallyberry: 4:30pm On Apr 15, 2017
so the assassins took thier time sneaked thier way into ure compound to kill u, did one hour rain of bullet show,vandalized ure properties as well, buh amidst all these u still escaped ??
NO they weren't their to kill you.

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Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by Swahili0(f): 4:47pm On Apr 15, 2017
hmmmm
Re: Dino Melaye Escapes Assassination Attempt In Kogi As Gunmen Invade His Home by IVORY2009(m): 4:49pm On Apr 15, 2017
saikiru:
Story

Why not the Abuja home

Stage managed assassination to draw sympathy


Nonsense!!

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