Masked men in police uniform on Friday stormed a meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lokoja, Kogi State, but were prevented from disrupting the parley holding at former Governor Idris Wada’s residence.
It was gathered that the hooded men were resisted by the party members who sent distress calls to the military which eventually dispersed the invaders.
The Kogi State PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr Bode Ogunmola, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
He said, “We were at our leader’s house, the former governor of the state. Some hooded men in police uniform came around trying to penetrate, they wanted to forcefully enter Ibro’s house.
“Of course, we stood our ground, we called for military reinforcement. They have been sent back. We stood our ground, how many people can they kill? When they saw the crowd, they were afraid. So, our people started the defence before the military came.”
Asked if he believed the invaders were policemen, Ogunmola said he did not know, saying they were dressed in police uniforms with their faces covered.
When contacted, the Kogi state police spokesman, DSP William Aya, said he was not aware of the development, promising to find out from his superiors.