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Edo Gov. Obaseki Attacked, BUA’s MD Wanted

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki

Edo Governor, Obaseki attacked.

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has been attacked.

The governor’s spokesperson, Robin Crusoe, in a statement said that Obaseki was attacked in the state.

Robin Crusoe, on Thursday, said the Managing Director of BUA’s Obu Cement Company, Yusuf Binji, has been declared wanted over the attack, saying he sponsored the attack.

It was gathered that BUA and Dangote cement have been in a clash over the ownership of a mining site in Okpella, Edo State.

The state government ordered that work should stop on the site and on Wednesday led security officials there where two BUA staff were arrested for allegedly continuing work.

Crusoe said, “The Nigeria Police have declared the Managing Director of BUA’s Obu Cement Company, Yusuf Binji, wanted over an attack on the convoy of the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

“Also attacked were some officials of the Edo State Government who were on the convoy of the Edo State Governor.

“According to the police, the decision to declare Mr. Binji wanted became necessary as it had earlier received intelligence that BUA International Limited is sponsoring militias in Okpella, Edo State, where the company has a cement factory and mine sites.

“These militias, the police said, were allegedly sponsored by Binji and his team to attack the convoy of the governor, cause harm and mayhem.”

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