Thugs have attacked the convoy of the Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, and set two cars among the entourage ablaze.
The Director of Media of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council in the state, Mr. Dahiru Kera, confirmed this to journalists yesterday.
According to him, the thugs attacked the governor’s convoy on his way from the airport, adding that two cars in the entourage were burnt.
Eight shops were burnt down in the community.
Two vehicles were also set ablaze in Jekadafari Quarters of the state capital.
Gombe State Police Commissioner (CP), Mr. Bello Makwashi, yesterday in Gombe confirmed the incident to journalists.
The CP who confirmed this through the command’s spokesperson, Mary Malum, said investigation into the attack which occurred on Saturday evening was still ongoing.
A resident of the community, Malam Nuhu Usman said that the attackers started stoning them on their way back from airport before setting eight shops on fire.
According to him, many people sustained various degrees of injuries, while one was hospitalised.
Meanwhile, Managing Director of the radio station, Alhaji Ibrahim Biu, has alleged that the attack was caused by some thugs attached to Dankwambo.
“Yesterday evening, thugs following the governor’s convoy from the airport attacked our office with weapons.
“They were throwing stones and making attempts to gain entrance into the compound.
“So, I quickly called the commissioner of police and the director of State Security Service who responded swiftly.
“In the attack, one of our security men was wounded. It was very scary but we thank the security for their swift response,” he said.
However, Director of Media of PDP Campaign Council in the state, Mr. Dahiru Kera, said the thugs that attacked the community and the radio station were not from PDP.
Kera said the thugs had initially attacked the governor’s convoy on his way from the airport, adding that two cars in the entourage were burnt.