Governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, according to reports recently escaped being mobbed by angry citizens of the state while he was returning from his Jumaat prayers at the Central mosque Lokoja.

According to the reports, the governor was attacked based on the challenges the state was facing which ranges from hunger and hard times as nothing seems to be put in place to help salvage the situation.

However, reports said the governor had to be whisked away by his security details so as not to be physically assaulted by the irate mob who were chanting anti-government songs and using vulgar language against the governor.

But in a reaction, the Special Adviser to the governor on media and strategy, Mr Abdulmalik Abdul denied any such incident, saying the governor successfully performed the Friday prayers and left the scene when some miscreants caused a stir.

Meanwhile, anti riot policemen were said to have been drafted to the scene to avoid further break down of law and order but when contacted over the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Willy Aya, denied any mob attack on the governor but confirmed that policemen were drafted to the scene to maintain law and order.