Youth torch Nasarawa APC chairman’s hotel over election result

The youth were angered by the result of an APC primaries

Angry youth on Sunday torched a hotel belonging to a senior official of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Nasarawa State, over a disputed local government election primaries conducted by the party.

Witnesses say the hoodlums stormed the Light House hotel, belonging to Stanley Buba, the Nasarawa State interim chairman of the APC in the early hours of Sunday, and razed down a section of the building along Wamba road, Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.

The hotel shares a fence with the office of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)

When PREMIUM TIMES visited the hotel premises, security operatives had cordoned the area while some part of the hotel was still burning, with sympathizers seen around the reception/restaurant, which was completely razed down.

Although the level of damage caused by the fire could not be ascertained at press time, but property worth millions were destroyed.

The hotel was torched by the youth 24 hours after the announcement of the results of APC local government primary elections in the state.

An eyewitness said the youth who besieged the hotel in their hundreds rained abuses on the APC chairman over the outcome of party primaries before setting the hotel ablaze.

Emmanuel Lawen was declared winner in the APC primaries in Akwanga local government area.

A staff of the hotel who confided in our reporter, said the youth made two attempts to burn down the hotel by first invading the place at around 12am Sunday morning but were repelled by a vigilante group.

They later launched an attack of the hotel at around 5 am and left immediately.

Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Akwanga police division, Ada P.O, said the matter was reported to his office and that investigation was ongoing.


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