This was contained in a statement sent to DAILY POST by the Media aide to the lawmaker, Mrs Lilian Nworie, saying that the attack took place when Goje was being conveyed in a convoy from the airport to the venue of the wedding.
Senator Muhammad Danjuma Goje’s convoy was alledgedly attacked in Gombe by suspected thugs on the orders of the ADC to governor Inuwa Yahaya, while on his way to attend the wedding of his granddaughter, Fatima Abdullahi Musa on Friday.null
The statement noted that the convoy had a smooth ride until they were blocked and the thugs attacked the vehicle conveying the bride.
Part of the statement read: “Distinguished Senator’s trip was peaceful until the governor’s aides, including his aide-de-camp and his personal driver, blocked the road. For two hours, they unleashed terror on Senator Goje and those in his convoy.
“It is unfortunate that one life was lost and many cars vandalised including the Senator’s vehicle. They smashed the windscreen. All efforts to make the governor’s aide-de-camp remove the blockade yielded no result as he insisted that he got instruction from above that the former governor should not be allowed into the town, “the media aide said.null
She said the governor’s driver, Aminu Hula and Gombe State APC Youth Leader, Kawu Lero have been arrested by the State Police Command.
“They have been arrested but the aide-de-camp who led the people to attack the former governor has since returned to those who sent him.
But in an official statement by the Gombe State government which was signed by the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Julius Ishaya Lepes, accused the ex-governor of mobilising thugs in a show of power.
The statement condemned Senator Goje for mobilising thugs and miscreants from all the Local Governments in the State who were armed to accompany him from the airport, a development that made them unleash violence on innocent citizens.
Part of the statement reads:. “Gombe State government has condemned in strongest term, breach of peace in the State capital caused by the visit of a former governor of the State and a Senator representing Gombe Central Senatorial District, Muhammad Danjuma Gone.
The state government recalled that the ex-governor had during the Sallah celebration hired thugs who unleashed violence that claimed two lives, vowing that perpetrators of Friday’s violence would be brought to book.
“The former governor in his characteristic manner decides to mobilise thugs from various LGAs, armed to their teeth under the pretext of accompanying him from the airport into the State capital for reasons best known to him.”