Hoodlums Held Senator Shehu Sani, Others Hostage
Security is one thing the Nigeria government has to look into, especially to that of the state Kaduna which is now a living domain for crimes of all manners. However the bush meat are now coming the Hunters who only empower their personal security life but were not concern about the people’s security. As government has failed at his responsibility to protect life. A situation whereby a Senator representating his district at national level is held hostage is a deep call for security to wake up and improve on protection of more lives and property.
Yesterday in Kaduna, armed thugs wounded two journalists and held the representatives of the central and northern senatorial districts of the state, Shehu Sani, Suleiman Hunkuyi and others hostage at the local government delegate congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) witnessed alleged skirmishes in some northern states.
Others who tasted the bitter experience were House of Representatives member, Alhaji Mohammed Musa Soba, party chieftain, Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, former governorship aspirant, Isah Ashiru, one-time Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) state chairman Yaro Makama and erstwhile governorship candidate of the defunct Congress for Progressive Challenge (CPC), Alhaji Haruna Sa’ed.
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The incident occurred during a visit to the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Kaduna where the senators, their supporters and other aggrieved party members had gone to protest the alleged manipulation of the exercise by the power that be.
But things went awry when the thugs invaded the venue, vandalising vehicles and inflicting injuries on one Lawal Mohammed of Kaduna-based Liberty TV and an unnamed cameraman with the Africa Independent Television (AIT) in the process.
Sani and his co-voyagers, who alleged that what took place was selection and not election, were, however, smuggled out of the venue un-lynched by a reinforced police team while the victims were hospitalised.
The Governor of Kaduna, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has condemned the act. He, therefore, ordered an enquiry into the immediate and remote causes of the fracas and also directed security agencies to beef up security at the NUJ secretariat to protect newsmen in the course of duty.
The Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh, assured the citizenry that the incident would be probed. “We will investigate,” he said..