Angry Mob Sets Country Home Of Senator Ablaze
When youths issue a warning in a lawless state, they do everything in their power to make good the warning and create an impression that they also have impunity in their pockets.
It is an alleged case of an-eye-for-an-eye.
Angry youths in Lafiagi community in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State on Saturday burnt the country home of Senator Sha’aba Lafiagi of Kwara North Senatorial district.
Crisis erupted when some youths barred Lafiagi, a former governor of the state, from entering the town.
The youths claimed they had earlier warned the Senator in a letter written to him not to come home for Saturday’s local government elections.
The youths’ action was as a result of the alleged failure of the Senator to assist the community in repairing a collapsed culvert on the road leading to the town.
The youths were said to have barricaded the Lafaigi road when Sha’aba was coming home for the poll.
They allegedly insisted that he would not pass through the culvert that they mobilised resources to repair.
A source said when the Senator found it difficult to enter the town, he called for security reinforcement.
The source said when the security men, mostly soldiers arrived, they allegedly shot sporadically and killed three persons.
Six people were also said to have been injured by live bullets.
The source claimed the action of the security personnel led the youths to burn the residence of the Senator.
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