No lower than thousands of political comrades, loyalists on Friday, paid a solidarity visit to the Pantami house of the senator representing Gombe Central, Danjuma Goje.
The patriots said they were in Goje’s house to display solidarity over the attack of his convoy by those contended to be aides of Gombe State governor, Mohammad Yayaha. Goje, in a videotape attained which was made available to our pressman by Lilian Nworie, his media assistant, was seen appealing to the sympathizers not to battle with anybody in the state, saying the peacefulness of the state should be paramount to all. The past governor bared that as a man of peacefulness he’d not use his hand to destroy what he raised over the years in the state. Goje flashed back how the governor attacked him in Deba LGA, saying “ it is now the stock in trade of the governor to be attacking.”
He revealed, “ As a man of peace, I prompt all of my sympathizers to maintain peace in the state and not to battle with anybody. “ I’ll not use my hands to destroy what I’ve raised over the years in the state. You all substantiation to what happed on my way from the airport to Gombe city when I was attacked by some assistants of the governor including his ADC and Chief Security Officer.” It could be recalled that Senator Goje’s convoy was assailed at Gombe-Bauchi Highway near the International Conference Centre on Friday. Meanwhile, Gombe State Police Commissioner, Ishola Babaita, has said the command would not blink any act of impunity. Babaita made this known at the police headquarters on Saturday, opining that one person was feared dead.
He disclosed that efforts were proceeding to insure that perpetrators of Friday’s violence were arrested and arraigned in court. Babaita reminded politicians that the ban on political juggernauts hadn’t been lifted, adding that was no explanation for groups to congregate under the guise of politics. “ Still, in the cause of the fracas scores of vehicles, were damaged and one death was recorded.
The command is using this medium to advise all political pugilists in the state as the time for campaign and another political exercise is yet to be lifted. “ Discreet disquisition is being carried with the view to apprehend the perpetrators and arraign them before the law court consequently,” the commissioner stated.