Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has snubbed the ongoing 2017 edition of Kabba Day over fear of been attacked by angry youths in the area.
It was gathered that the governor was already in Kabba to attend the annual occasion before news filtered around that some youths at the same occasion which the governor was to attend attacked Senator Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly.
Trouble was said to have started when Senator Melaye, joined other dignitaries for the celebrations in Kabba.
His supporters hailed him as he entered the Kabba Township Stadium, venue of the event but the tide changed when he was about leaving the venue after delivering his goodwill message.
The angry youths jeered and attacked him. The mob followed him outside the stadium, stoning his cars which was hurriedly driven away from the venue.
The mob claimed he was not representing the zone well in the National Assembly, but busy fighting the leaders who are helping them at home.
The Senator escaped unhurt but the windscreens of a vehicle in his convoy were smashed by the angry youths.