Thursday, 7 July 2016


It was pandemonium yesterday in Bauchi as hundreds of suspected political thugs attacked the convoy of Governor Mohammed Abubakar after leaving the Bauchi Eid prayer ground along Bakaro road in Bauchi metropolis.

The thugs damaged the vehicle conveying the government house press centre, destroying the back screen beyond repairs.

The development, it was learned, caused a stir as the driver of the government press vehicle tried to escape to save the situation while other vehicles diverted direction, for safety.

According to an eye witness, the Governor’s convoy was attacked at Bakaro road, which is said to be a notorious haven for political thugs.

It was gathered that the thugs laid ambush at the main roads where the governor was expected to pass, chanting slogans such as “Bamayi, meaning, we are not with you, “we don’t want you as governor.”

During the attack, several youths and women were seen openly castigating the governor for allegedly failing to address the plight of the people of the state.

Even though there were no reports of arrest by the police, it took the intervention of respected individuals to calm the angry youths.

Some residents of the state, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, vowed not to support the governor for a second term following perceived failure to address the challenges of the state.

Efforts to speak with the governor’s media aide, Sabo for reaction were futile as his phones were unreachable at the time.

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