On Friday, some aggrieved residents stoned Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, as he emerged from a mosque where he observed Jumat prayer in Lokoja. It is not immediately clear why the residents carried out the attack against Mr. Bello, but witnesses said the incident occurred at the Lokoja Central Mosque in the old market area of the capital.
The disgruntled persons also carried few placards while chanting anti-government slogans. The source also said Mr. Bello was pelted with rotten fruits and vegetables, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.
The police dispersed the crowd with teargas soon afterwards, the source said.
"The situation in this state is even worse than what the residents are doing. The situation is pathetic," the source said.
An official in the state said that was the second time in two weeks the governor would be so attacked as complaints mount about the depreciating living conditions in the state.