APC senatorial candidate attacked, 16 vehicles destroyed in southern Kaduna

The senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Southern Kaduna Zone of Kaduna state, Ishaku Shekarau, was on Saturday attacked by thugs in Fadan Kagoma, Jema’a local government area of the state.

Samuel Aruwan, the spokesperson of Kaduna State APC Campaign Council said this in a statement made available to newsmen Saturday in Kaduna.

Mr. Shekarau, in company with APC stalwarts, was in the town to attend the annual Gwong Day celebration when he was attacked by the thugs who wielded dangerous weapons.

Mr. Aruwan claimed the attackers chanted PDP slogans at the venue, but that could not be independently confirmed by PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr. Shekarau’s personal car was however also smashed by the hoodlums.

Explaining how the attack happened, Mr. Shekarau said: “On getting to the venue, I was subjected to thorough security check. Suddenly hoodlums started attacking me with clubs and dangerous weapons.

“I escaped but they destroyed 16 cars belonging to our party and my bullet-proof car.

“The security personnel saw all that transpired and none of them tried to repel the hoodlums who were brought to Southern Kaduna in droves.

“It is quite unfortunate and condemnable. How can such a thing be allowed by a government that said it wants peace? It is a clear case of inciting violence and intimidation in the name of politics.”

The attack on Mr. Shekarau is the latest in a series of political violence in Kaduna State, most of them targeting APC candidates and their supporters.

Last week in Zaria, thugs, allegedly assisted by security agents, destroyed APC billboards.


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  • BlackieUmukoro

    Southern kaduna equates APC with their killers hence the anger. It is not a govt sposored thing it is just the people’s natural reaction to seeing traitors In their festival. Do they attend before now

    • Musa Abdul

      Do you here yourself? Is APC a person? That man belong to that area and that festival is also his. Please before is too late, go back school.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        Use to belong there
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • amazing2012

    Mr. Ishaku is a christian from minority group in Kaduna and the area targeted by ethno-religious violence since 80s. If the violence in southern Kaduna is suspected to be by the APC then the best candidate for you to have peace is APC, same way the President give contract of guarding our national water ways to terrorist Tampola and co believing “if you want your goods not to en stolen then give it to a thief to guard it”. Again, PDP should be voted out for neglecting you in the most desperate situation.
    Attacking APC is a hand work of ethno-RELIGOUS bigots believing APC as a party belong to a particular “enemy” religion. If jesus is alive, he will never join any party in Nigeria both APC,PDP &mothers. He is too pure to join our earthly stupidity. Those among who think are going this for Jesus they are on their own! Jesus is not corrupt, does not hate or cause mayhem !!

  • Yunusa J.

    It is a well known fact that the current governor of Kaduna State moves around with thugs carrying dangerous weapons. They attack and kills freely with full protection of Nigerian Police Force and other security agencies. Recently 3 ppl were killed at Bakin Ruwa and another 2 at Udawa. They have injured many and killed a lot. May the blood of those killed hunt them and their families. We need responsible govt in Kaduna State.