Unknown gunmen have attack a Kaduna lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani campaign office.
This was confirmed in a tweet by Senator Sani himself:
“Sponsored thugs today attacked my Kaduna North constituency office. They injured my social media team members and vandalized the office.”
Holding the state governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, responsible for the attack, he wrote in another Facebook post:
“We have the lead and the information that thugs were fully recruited and paid by political appointees of Governor Nasiru El-Rufai.”
Also: “I wish to state it categorically clear that I hold Governor Nasiru El-Rufai personally responsible for whatever happens to me or any of my family members or supporters.”
The statement says:
“Some few minutes ago I received a report that some heavily armed thugs raided and attacked my constituency office located at Stadium Roundabout by constitution Road Kaduna.
“They unleashed terror on my Social media team whom where meeting in the office.
“They vandalized the office in their violent act.
We have the lead and the information that thugs were fully recruited and paid by political appointees of Governor Nasiru El-Rufai.
“We have the names of the political appointees and we have the names of those they are funding.
“Right now their details are given to the DSS and the police for investigation.
Two days ago attempt to burn down my Family house in Alkalawa Road, Tudun Wada Kaduna, by sponsored thugs was thwarted by vigilant residents and neighbors, which led to the brief deployment of policemen in the area.
I wish to state it categorically clear that I hold Governor Nasiru El-Rufai personally responsible for whatever happens to me or any of my family members or supporters.
“After the use of financial inducement on APC Excos in the state to silence Shehu Sani in the name of suspension, which never worked, they have now taken the road of violence.
“The Governor of the state or his desperate political appointees should know that we can NEVER ever be silenced, coward or intimidated.
“I call on my supporters NEVER to take the road of violence or retaliation.
We are men of ideas, of ideals and of peace.
“Those who take to the road of violence have no place in a democratic society.
Senator Shehu Sani has been locked in a battle of supremacy with Governor Nasiru El-Rufai which resulted in his being suspended by his party, the All Progressives Congress [APC].