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Political thugs attack Bauchi  lawmakers

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SELYA YARNAP, Bauchi

Political thugs on Monday attacked the lawmakers in their Guest house smashed cars and windows of the houses.

 

The thugs  numbering about 50 stormed the Guest house where the lawmakers were holding a meeting on and tried to chase them away.

 

Speaking to newsmen  on the incidence , one of the members who was injured in the process, Ado Wakili representing Burra Constituency in Ningi LGA narrated that, “We were inside having a meeting when we suddenly heard noice and banging at the gate, as we rushed out to see what was happening, the hoodlums rushed in holding guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons”

 

According to him  , “all of scampered for safety and in the process many of us including me were injured as you can see on my face just below my eyes. They really turned everything upside down. By the time we came out, they had smashed all our cars and the windows of the  houses.

 

Former speaker  of the house, Kawuwa Shehu Damina condemned the action in strong terms saying that it was uncalled for wondering that it is not yet campaign period and this is happening.

 

He said,  “in a situation like this, violence cannot solve the problem, it will only aggravate it. All that is required is for us to sit down and dialogue in order to have a solution to the problem. It is simply an misunderstanding among members of the House”.

 

Corroborating the member, the security guard of the guest house told Journalists that the hoodlums came of motorcycles as if they were going for a war holding different dangerous weapons saying that, “We all had to run for our dear lives, that was how they gained entrance into the building and did the damages”.

 

Reacting to the development, the Special Adviser to the Bauchi State Governor on State and National Assembly Liaison, Sani Muhammad Burra dissociated himself and the Executive arm from the attack.

 

He described it as uncalled for and unnecessary at a time efforts are on to amicably resolved the leadership crisis rocking the Assembly calling on security agencies to get those involved in the criminal act arrested immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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