No fewer than 500 security personnel were deployed to the venue of the APC state congress holding at Gombe International Hotel.

Gombe State commissioner of police, CP Shina Olukolu stated this in a telephone interview with Bounce News.

“The venue is well secured with policemen and other security operatives to forestall any breakdown of violence and ensure the safety of delegates.

It could be recalled that one person was reportedly killed during last week's APC LGA congress in Deba LGA of Gombe State.

But the police boss said that the event that led to the death of one person in Deba LGA never happened at the venue of the APC congress.

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The CP said, “A group of boys were fighting outside the stadium where the APC LGA congress was happening about two hundred meters away from the stadium.

“One person was killed while several others sustained injuries. Two suspects have been arrested and charged to court,” he said.

Delegates were being screened outside the gate of the venue of the APC state congress before being allowed access to the venue.

Meanwhile Former Gombe State Governor, Danjuma Goje who is being addressed as Gombe APC political leader, has said that he has no personal governorship candidate for 2019 in Gombe.

Goje speaking at the venue of the state congress in Gombe told APC supporters that all the nine governorship aspirants are his people and loyalists.

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