5 people may have just lost their lives defending their belief in Dino Melaye.

They were allegedly shot dead at the gate of Kogi State polytechnic, Lokoja where Senator Dino Melaye was holding a protest against  the state government.

The senator, who is presently facing an increasing threat of recall from his constituents, blames the state government for sponsoring a hidden agenda.

The sudden onslaught by gunmen on protesters left several people injured while many others fled in search of safety.

Soldiers and police officers, led by the State commissioner of Police arrived the venue an hour after the attack while a vehicle was being burnt.

Order is being restored in the affected communities while more security operatives have been stationed there to forestall reprisals.