Thugs suspected to be working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Sokoto State have attacked the presidential campaign office of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

The thugs popularly known as Area Boys continue to be a source of concern lately especially within the electioneering era.

Expressing worries over the development, the PDP through its state chairman, Ibrahim Milgoma said such unprovoked attack in the name of politics is alien and should be condemned.

While accusing Senator Aliyu Wamakko and the APC of being behind the attacks, Milgoma said all the 3 places attacked were for PDP.

According to a statement signed by state PDP publicity Secretary, Abdullahi Hausawa, such acts are uncalled for.

The statement read in part: “The leadership and members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Sokoto State wish to condemn in strong terms, the unwarranted armed attack on its members on Sunday by gangsters and hoodlums, under the command of APC Senator, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko in Sokoto.

“The planned assault occurred at three locations in Sokoto Metropolis, namely: Sokoto Cinema Area residence of Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu, nominee to the State Executive Council, where unprovoked political thugs in the convoy of Senator Wamakko and under his watch, wrecked mayhem and wielding dangerous weapons, destroyed several vehicles of innocent passersby and residents

“The Atiku Abubakar Campaign headquarters, along Kano Road, Sokoto, which was attacked by the APC political thugs, who did substantial damage to the building and vehicles parked in its vicinity, again while Senator Wamakko was leading.

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“The residence of Mustafa Sarkin Alhazzai in Gobirawa Area, Sokoto, where the APC hoodlums terrorised residents and passersby, destroying vehicles and vandalising property, while Senator Wamakko looked on.”

Responding to the allegation, Sokoto State chairman of APC, Isa Sadiq Achida said the PDP were merely casting stones on the waters trying to shift blame when they are behind the attacks.

According to him, the attack was truly between thugs loyal to governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal and those loyal to former governor Attahiru Bafarawa.

He further maintained that, the state APC under the leadership of Senator, Aliyu Wamakko remained examples of peace contrary to what the PDP represents.

On her part, Sokoto State Police command image maker, DSP Cordelia Nwawe said they are aware of the incident and investigation has commenced.

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