Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye has raised the alarm he has been without security since April.
The lawmaker who says he recently escaped from assailants, who almost set him ablaze after firing shots at his car but didn’t hit him because his was a bullet proof car said he is a vulnerable Nigerian and can’t go about without having his personal security. Mr Melaye said he has even applied for armed civil defence but there is no response yet.
He made this known via his Twitter account on Monday. He wrote:
My police security withdrawn since 22nd of April 2018. Every effort to restore them has been futile. I applied for armed civil Defence no response. I'm an exposed Nigerian who has survived 4 assassination attempts in one year. Senate resolution to IG to provide security ignored.
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) July 30, 2018