Thugs Attack Gov Dankwambo’s Convoy, Burn Cars, Radio Station

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Thugs have attacked the convoy of the Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, and set two cars among the entourage ablaze.

The Director of Media of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council in the state, Dahiru Kera, confirmed this to journalists saying the thugs attacked the governor’s convoy on his way from the airport, adding that two cars in the entourage were burnt.

 

Meanwhile, the thugs also attacked a Lafiyawo community in the state, destroying a private radio station, Progress FM, located along Gombe Airport Road while eight shops were burnt down in the community.

 

Gombe State Police Commissioner (CP), Mr. Bello Makwashi, also confirmed the incident to journalists.

 

The CP who confirmed this through the command’s spokesperson, Mary Malum, said investigation into the attack which occurred on Saturday evening was still ongoing.

 

Meanwhile, Managing Director of the burnt radio station, Alhaji Ibrahim Biu, has alleged that the attack was caused by some thugs attached to Dankwambo.

 

“Yesterday evening, thugs following the governor’s convoy from the airport attacked our office with weapons.

 

“They were throwing stones and making attempts to gain entrance into the compound.

 

“So, I quickly called the commissioner of police and the director of State Security Service who responded swiftly.

 

“In the attack, one of our security men was wounded. It was very scary but we thank the security for their swift response,” he said.

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