Senator Abu Ibrahim (APC Katsina south) and Alhaji Amiru Tukur (APC Katsina), member representing Bakori/Danja Federal constituency narrowly escaped mob action at a political event organised by Katsina state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday in Funtua.
According to reports, it takes combined teams of security personnel to rescued 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.
The News Agency of Nigeris reports that the event was part of 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) among others but it ended abruptly in Funtua.
NAN reports that the irate youths were chanting “Bamaso Abu Ibrahim’’ and throwing stones, dust, shoes at dignitaries and entertainers including popular Hausa musician, “Dauada-Rara-Kahua,” who was not allowed to perform at the event.
Amiru Tukur was physically injured by mobs while Abu Ibrahim along with some of his aides and supporters, who were trying to rescue the senator were assaulted.
Speaking earlier at the event, Gov. Masari urged all party members to promote party manifesto.
The governor reiterated his administration’s commitment to give proactive leadership that would turn around things for better in the state.
He said that the government would ensure increased investments on Education, Health, water supply, agriculture and other areas in the state.