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Thugs attack politicians, journalists at Kaduna APC Delegates election

Thugs attack politicians, journalists at Kaduna APC Delegates election

Thuggery and violence are not about to end soon in Nigerian politics.

This follows an attack on the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Kaduna on Sunday by political thugs who injured journalists, vandalised properties and disrupted a press briefing by some APC chieftains in the state.

The thugs over powered policemen at the entrance to the NUJ secretariat where Senators Shehu Sani and Suleiman Hunkuyi kicked against the result of the party’s delegate election.

The thugs wielding dangerous weapons matcheted a cameraman with Liberty Television, Lawal Muhammed, damaged several cameras and injured two other reporters.

They also broke doors, windows and damaged chairs and tables at the secretariat.

The chietains of the All Progressives Congress chased away by the thugs include House of Representatives members, Muhamamed Usman and Musa Soba, Tijjani Ramalan, Yaro Makama, Sule Buba andIsa Ashiru.

Earlier at the press conference, the APC chieftains said they were protesting what they termed as ‘selection ‘ of APC delegates in total disregard of the party’s constitution.

Hunkuyi who spoke on behalf of the APC leaders said all the guidelines for the delegates election were breached.

He said that the group had written to the national secretariat of the APC asking it to set aside the purported delegates election and announce new date for the exercise.

Trouble started when the Gabassawa Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sadiq Abdullahi allegedly allowed the thugs entrance into the venue.

Meanwhile, the State Police Commissioner, Agyole Abeh who visited the NUJ secretariat, pledged that the police will apprehend the perpetrators.

According to him, the DPO had briefed him on the incident, claiming that the thugs had identified themselves as journalists before they were allowed into the premises.

The Commissioner said that investigation would commence immediately and those found wanting would be prosecuted.


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