Jigawa Ex-Gov Escapes Lynching As Mobs Destroys Vehicle With Jonathan’s Posters In His Convoy
It was a lucky weekend for the former governor of Jigawa State, Senator Saminu Turaki who escaped lynching by some mobs in the ancient city of Hadejia in the state.
The former governor had visited the city to witness the turbaning ceremony of the new Talban Hadejia, Alhaji Abdulfatai Tahir when irate mobs attacked him after sighting President Jonathan’s poster in some of the vehicles in his convoy and suspected that he has come back to the state to campaign for the president.
Turaki, since his launch of his new political movement in the state tagged, “Saminiyya Halacci” has refused to tell his thousands of supporters the political party he belonged to.
An eye witness, Mustapha Shehu who spoke to a newspaper correspondent after the incident, said, no body sustained injury during the attack but windscreen of some vehicles were smashed with stones.
Reacting to the incident, former member representing Guri/Birniwa federal constituency Hon Abba Anas who was part of the convoy condemned the attack and described it as sponsored.
Abba Anas accused Jigawa State government of sponsoring the attack. The ex-governor warned that, such dirty politics would not go down well to future of the state.
Also in a swift reaction to Abba Anas allegation The Special Adviser to Governor Sule Lamido on Media,Adamu Muhammad Usman described the allegation as a base less which lack any iota of truth.
“It is unfortunate that they are linking the government with attack on Saminu Turaki’s’convoy in Hadejia.When his convoy was attacked in Gumel two weeks ago was it government that sponsored it? When his convoy was attacked in Baturiyya a week ago was it government that sponsored that? The truth is that Saminu did not achieve anything in Jigawa in eight years. The people cannot stomach his failure with his latest attempt to come back to politics in the state” said Usman
“His purported attempt at politicise the turbaning ceremony in Hadeijia was what might have anger of the youth. The truth is that Lamido’s’performance has endeared him to the people of Jigawa and he remain their leader.”
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