Not fewer than fifteen members of Peoples Democratic Party and Kwankwasiyya Movement were seriously injured this afternoon as a result of sporadic attacks by thugs sponsored by the Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
The supporters of the Kwankwasiyya Movement were part of the entourage of the Senator on their way back from Kwankwaso village in Madobi Local Government area where their leader, former Kano State Governor Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso commissioned a female based private College of Nursing and Midwifery (NAFCONM) to mark his 63rd birthday.
Information at our disposal confirmed to us that hundreds of political thugs were assembled by officials of Kano State Government at the Sharada/Sabon Titin Panshekara underpass bridge with the sole aim of disrupting the convoy of the opposition PDP Kwankwasiyya at around 1.30pm today Thursday 21st, 2019.
Eye witnesses at the underpass and some of the victims identified the leader of the thugs as Muratala Salisu aka Gwarmai former S.A Special Services to the governor, Nazifi Nanaso, Tabo, Ahmadi Babba, Babale Kuffa K/Wambai, Jamilu Goje, Rambo ‘Yanmota Bakin Kasuwa, Dan-Nura Warure, Janwe, Cimutun Dodo, Shehullahi, Isa Dani Badawa, Salo Karota, K.B Soja, Ahmadun Boma Yakasai, Ayi Dan-Allah Sharada, Aminu Mai Talakawa, Musa Baba Dorayi, Umaru Sani Koki, Balele ‘Yanmota Kasuwar Kurmi, Babba Akufi, Babawo Koki, Muntaka Niga Darma, Ma’aru Goma Hanga, Bashir-Go, Danbaba Kofar Mata and Isa Kwanti. These thugs are known and believed to be under the payroll of the Kano state government.
The government sponsored thugs went on rampage destroying vehicles of notable leaders among which are Air Commodore Zakari Sani, Dr. Danyaro Ali Yakasai, who is a former Commandant General of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) and many others. They also snatched two vehicles and a motorcycle, brown Honda Civic (Wagon) with registration number XA521KUR and dark blue Golf Wagon belonging to Mukhtar Isa of Sharada, Salihu Kabir Faskari and Aminu Lawal Abdullahi of Zangon Dakata respectively.
We condemn in totality, the growing incidences of barbaric political thuggery and intimidation on the members of opposition, such criminality orchestrated by Ganduje’s administration has regrettably become a trend to crush and silence the opposition.
We wish to go on record that immediately we heard about state government’s plans on the attack, the leadership of Kwankwasiyya got in touch with the security agencies but they did nothing to forestall the incidence.
We therefore call on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to as a matter of responsibility take an urgent action to curtail this ugly trend that portrays serious danger for our democracy.
Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa
The Spokesperson to PDP Governorship Candidate, Kano State 2019