Senator, Reps member escape mob attack in Kastina

Senator representing Katsina South, Abu Ibrahim and House of Representatives member, Alhaji Amiru Tukur on Saturday escaped a mob attack at a political event organised by Katsina state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Funtua.

The event was part of the APC rally where the ruling party was accepting those decamping from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM)

It reportedly took combined teams of security personnel to rescue notable politicians including the governors’ entourage.

Some vehicles in the entourage of the governor were smashed by irate youths while tear-gas was used to disperse the crowds by the security personnel.

They were reportedly chanting “Bamaso Abu Ibrahim’’ and throwing stones, dust, shoes at dignitaries.

Popular Hausa musician, “Dauada-Rara-Kahua,” was also not allowed to perform at the event.

Tukur was reportedly injured during the attack while security operatives successfully rescued the Senator.


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