Another Senator Escapes Death In Thugs Attack
Attacks on lawmakers are increasing in Nigeria.
On Sunday another Senator, Suleiman Hunkuyi, who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was allegedly attacked in Kaduna.
The Senator represents Kaduna North.
He allegedly escaped death in an attack launched by some thugs during a political gathering of leaders of the APC which he convened.
Hunkuyi had initiated the meeting to sensitise party supporters to resist an alleged plan to impose candidates on them during the APC Congresses scheduled from May 5.
But thugs stormed the venue of the meeting at ENDwell Hotel in the city centre, brandishing all kind of weapons and throwing stones on the supporters chanting “Kaduna sai Uba Sani, Kaduna Sai El-Rufai in 2019".
In the process, five persons sustained injuries while many vehicles were destroyed, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The injured persons are receiving treatment at Barau Dikko and Garkuwa hospitals in the metropolis.
A spokesman to the Senator, Jame Obute, said "some vehicles’ windscreens including those belonging to the Chairman ATAR Communication and leader of APC Restoration group, Tijjani Ramalan, were broken by the thugs".
Meanwhile, Hunkuyi, who had visited the injured person in the two hospitals, condemned the attack.
He accused the state government of masterminding the onslaught.
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According to him, the thugs may have been sponsored by those who are feeling jittery of his political acceptance in the state.
He insisted that the gathering was not a political campaign. Meanwhile, state authorities have debunked these claims.