Three persons reported to have been killed and several others injured yesterday by unknown gunmen during a rally organised by Senator Dino Melaye in Lokoja.
The senator while addressing students, supporters and sympathisers at kogi state polytechnic asking the state government to offset the backlog of salaries owed workers and reopen tertiary institutions in Kogi State
Unknown armed men, stormed the venue of the event where the federal lawmaker was addressing supporters, and shot sporadically in different directions to scare away the supporters.
The incident resulted in pandemonium, as everyone, including newsmen, who were covering the event, scampered for safety.
The federal lawmaker, who was addressing his supporters from the roof of his Toyota Prado jeep, before the incident gave Governor Yahaya Bello a 30-day ultimatum to clear the arrears or be prepared for a civil protest.