SAHARANEWS – Angry thugs have attacked the convoy of the Governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, setting two cars among the entourage ablaze.
This was disclosed by the Director of Media of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council in the state, Mr Dahiru Kera, on Sunday to newsmen.
According to him, the thugs attacked the governor’s convoy on his way from the airport, adding that two cars in the entourage were burnt.
Furthermore SaharaNews gathered that the thugs also attacked a community in Gombe State, destroying a private radio station, Progress FM, located along Gombe Airport Road.
Eight shops were reportedly burnt down during the attack.
Two vehicles were also set ablaze in Jekadafari Quarters of the state capital.
Mr Bello Makwashi, Gombe State Commissioner of Police confirmed the incident to newsmen on Sunday.
The CP who confirmed this through the command’s spokesperson, Mary Malum, said investigation into the attack which occurred on Saturday evening was still ongoing.
A resident of the community, Malam Nuhu Usman said that the attackers started stoning them on their way back from airport before setting eight shops on fire.
According to him, many people sustained various degrees of injury, while one is currently hospitalised.
Meanwhile, Alhaji Ibrahim Biu, Managing Director of the radio station has alleged that the attack was caused by some thugs attached to Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo.
“Yesterday evening, thugs following the governor’s convoy from the airport attacked our office with weapons.
“They were throwing stones and making attempts to gain entrance into the compound.
“So I quickly called the commissioner of police and the director of State Security Service who responded swiftly.
“In the attack, one of our security men was wounded. It was very scary but we thank the security for their swift response,” he said.
However, Director of Media of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council in the state, Mr Dahiru Kera said the thugs that attacked the community and the radio station were not from PDP.
Kera said the thugs had initially attacked the governor’s convoy on his way from the airport, adding that two cars in the entourage were burnt.
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