We’ll not condone violence in Sokoto – Tambuwal
By Suru Charles
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has condemned the recent attack on his motorcade.
The governor who made the condemnation via a press statement yesterday vowed to bring to book the perpetrators of the act.
It would be recalled that unknown thugs on Sunday attacked the governor’s convoy with hails of stones in the state capital, while he was returning, with his entourage and party officials, from a campaign tour to Silame and Wammako local government areas of the state.
Wondering what could have led to the attack, the governor who was visibly dejected, said “It is unfortunate that yesterday on our way back from Wammako, at the Senatorial office of Aliyu Magatakarda Wammako, some hoodlums attacked my convoy on our way to the Government House.”
Also part of the entourage are the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidates of Sokoto and Kebbi states, Mallam Saidu and Gen. Aminu Bande (rtd), the Deputy gubernatorial candidate of Sokoto state, Sagir Bafarawa and other dignitaries all of whom The Trumpet gathered escaped unhurt.
Speaking with media practitioners shortly after a closed-door meeting with political appointees in the state, the governor said that some of the attackers have been arrested and will soon be prosecuted.
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“The matter is being investigated by the security agencies and some arrests have been made.”
Assuring the people that the law will take its course, he beckoned to the good people of the state not to be deterred by the act, stating that the state government would track down both the perpetrators and their sponsors.
In a separate press statement, the state commissioner of information, Akibu Dalhatu, named one Abu Mai Adda, as the leader of the attackers, who has been arrested.
The said suspect has been on the watchlist of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly attacking their personnel.
The already apprehended gang leader, according to the commissioner, also destroyed some vehicles in the governor’s convoy and stole five motorcycles after attacking PDP supporters at the campaign ground in Wamakko.
Though no casualties were reported during the attack, several vehicles were however said to have been damaged by the attack.
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