Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the alleged assassination attempt on Senator Dino Melaye.
According to reports from Daily Post, the Senator on Thursday ran into trouble on his way to Isanlu in Yagba East local government council to commission some projects.
The Senator representing Kogi West met roadblock with heavy truck shortly before Isanlu as the gunmen set up bonfire with tyres blocking any one moving into the town.
Earlier on Tuesday some thugs had threatened to kill him if he stepped his foot in Kogi State.
Reacting, Fani-Kayode while condemning the latest attack, said killing the lawmaker will not silence the opposition.
He wrote on Twitter, “First you burn down the schools that Sen. Dino Melaye built as part of his constituency projects. Then you try to murder him by pumping his car with over 20 bullets.
“Killing him will not solve your problems or silence the opposition. It will only make things worse. Leave Dino alone!”
Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West District in the National Assembly has spoken on the alleged assassination attempt on his life on Thursday.
The Senator had arrived Kogi State on Wednesday and was in his constituency to commission over 143 projects scattered across the seven local government areas that formed the district.
On his way to Isanlu in Yagba East local government council to commissioned some projects, some gunmen prevented him from entering the town.
Melaye met road block with heavy truck shortly before Isanlu as the gunmen also set up bonfire with tyres blocking any one moving into the town.
The Senator, who noticed the antics of the gunmen, turned back to Ayetoro-gbede with his entourage.
At Ayetoro-gbede, some uniformed security personnel allegedly fired shots on his jeep.
Speaking on the alleged assassination attempt, the lawmaker wrote on his Twitter handle: “I thank God for sparing my life once again. Over 20 bullets holes on my jeep. Combination of police, SARS and military. God I thank you.”