VIDEO: Angry Youths Stone Katsina Senator, House Of Reps Member
Senator Abu Ibrahim of Katsina State and member of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tukur got more than they bargained for from their own people at the weekend.
The lawmakers must have thought they would get a rousing welcome from their people when they flew in from Abuja into Katsina for the Easter break.
Instead, their convoy was pelted with stones, shoes, chairs and other objects at a political event organised by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The politicians were however rescued by security officers attached to the state governor’s team who swooped in to rescue them from the raging youth.
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 event was part of APC rally where the ruling party was accepting those defecting from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) among others but it ended abruptly.
The irate youths were chanting ”Bamaso Abu Ibrahim’’ and throwing stones and shoes at dignitaries and entertainers invited to perform at the event.
Amiru Tukur sustained injury while Abu Ibrahim, along with some of his aides and supporters, who were trying to rescue the senator, were also assaulted.
See video below: