Senator Dino Melaye must be thanking his stars after managing to escape from an angry mob that pelted him with stones and other dangerous objects at the Kabba Day celebration on Saturday.

Reports say that the incident at the township stadium almost resulted in horrendous personal injury to the controversial senator but for security intervention.

The senator, who arrived the venue at about 11am was welcome by a crowd as he posed for photographs with supporters.

He was then invited to make a speech and announce his donation before the arrival of the governor who was already in Kabba for the occasion.

Shortly after Dino announced a donation of three million Naira cash, he headed for his car, but some suspected thugs started throwing stones and other objects at him as he made for his G-Wagon.

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The security men had to use tear gas to bring the situation under control.

Meanwhile, all the security apparatus of the governor, led by his ADC and the chief details, were at the venue ahead of Governor Yahaya Bello who was apparently meant to grace the occasion.

According to the source, there was strong indication that some people might also cause crisis if the governor had attended the programme.

When the news of Dino’s attack reached the governor, he quickly made a U-turn and, instead, sent his donation of 20 million Naira on behalf of the state government.

The swift intervention of security personnel on ground saved the day, as one of the thugs was arrested and whisked away in a prison van.


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