Senator Dino Melaye’s constituency projects meant for commissioning today (Wednesday), have been set ablaze by persons suspected to be arsonists.
The projects include Government Girls Secondary School, Sarkin-Noma, in Lokoja; and LGEA Primary School, Lokogoma, also in Lokoja, Kogi State. While the project at Sarkin-Noma was burnt, that of LGEA had its louvers broken.
Both projects were part of the projects located across the seven local governments in the state and had been slated for inauguration today.
Senator Melaye was said to be on his way to the inauguration when the news was broken to him and he was said to have been disappointed. He was also quoted to have vowed to still go ahead with the inauguration.
Students said they got to school on Wednesday morning to discover that the newly built block has been set on fire overnight.
Some suspected thugs had, on Tuesday, warned Melaye against visiting Kogi State, warning that he was not welcome for any reason. The thugs, in an unsigned statement on Tuesday, had said that since Dino had no respect for “our elders, you deserve no respect.”