Gov. Ishaku Disassociate Self From The Report Of Hiring Thugs
Aisha Alhassan, Minister of Women Affairs, and her convoy on Saturday, were reported to have been attacked by suspected thugs in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, leading to shattering of two windscreens of her vehicles.
The incident took place when she visited Takum to monitor the state House of Assembly bye-election, which was meant to seek a replacement for late Hosea Ibi, who was killed early this year.
She alleged that the thugs were brought in by the state government to cause confusion as the All Progressives Congress, was drifting to victory.
Alhassan said no one was hurt in the attack, but two vehicles which was conveying the chairman of APC in state, Abdulmumini Vakki, were damaged.
She described the attack faced in the hometown of Governor Darius Ishaku as a frustrated attempt.
While speaking with journalists in an interview in Takum, Aisha Alhassan said, “My convoy was attacked by thugs hired by the Taraba state government.
“These thugs were brought in from Wukari, Bali and Jalingo just to cause confusion when the governor saw clearly that his people had rejected him in his own home town and have given me and my people a rousing welcome and continue to cheer us wherever we went.
“My joy is that, even though there was a large crowd there cheering us, nobody was hurt, even though they shattered the rear glasses of two of my vehicles.
“More so, this was an attacked by aliens because the people on ground here have shown overwhelming support for the APC, but the state governor has been openly disgraced by his own people, in his own town.”
However, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, on Sunday disassociated himself from the report of hiring thugs to attack the convoy of the Minister.