The senator said in on Twitter at about 11:00 a.m. Friday that he escaped an attack on him, saying he would continue to prevail over his enemy.
I thank God once again for escaping another dangerous attack. I also thank Nigerians for their prayers and show of Love. Spent 11 hours in the wilderness traumatized but God preserved me. God is the best and in whom ONLY I trust. They will continue to try. WE SHALL OVERCOME!!!
— Senator Dino Melaye (@dino_melaye) 27 July 2018
The senator was said to have been kidnapped on his way to Lokoja from Abuja to appear in an ongoing criminal trial.