Namadi Sambo held “hostage” by thugs in Kano

Vice President Namadi Sambo

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Monday had to openly negotiate with some thugs suspected to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who refused to allow him continue his visit to Kano.

The thugs held the vice president “hostage” for about 20 minutes before both sides, with the intervention of some party bigwigs and the police, reached a truce and Mr. Sambo was allowed to continue with his visit at the Bayero University, old Campus Kano.

The Assistant Inspector General of police in charge of zone 1, Tambari Yabo, also intervened.

A witness said dozens of armed thugs, posing as loyal party men, thronged the area where the Vice President was, taking his security detail by surprise.

The thugs shouted “Bamuayi Bamuayi Bamuayi” which means “we are no longer with you”, while others shouted “mungaji da aiki banza”, meaning “we are fed up with payless job”.

The visibly shocked Mr. Sambo had to pull himself together before an equally embarrassed AIG Tamara Yabo ordered his men to intervene and disarm the protesters.

Sensing a possible confrontation, the thugs voluntarily surrendered their arms and agreed to a peaceful settlement.

When asked by party leaders what the problem was, and why they chose to embarrass the vice president, the youth told the party leaders how they had risked their lives to keep the PDP in the state, without being paid as promised.

The Zonal Police Public Relations officer, Rabilu Ringim, did not respond to calls seeking to know police’s next line of action on the matter.


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  • Wähala

    Dem neva See Emir…
    PDP youth-thugs stoned the President in Bauchi State recently. In Kano, they took the VP hostage until he begged for his freedom. And I thought creation of 2million jobs was achievement of their fake-ass Transformation Agenda. Dog eat Dog… and there will be no dog to eat shit. Where are Fani-Oloja, Ayo Fayose, Asari Dokubo, Olisa Metuh et al, to blame the APC again for this? Peoples Deceiving Party, indeed. Lied to youths to risk their lives defending the indefensible. Soon, only from Aso Villa to Eagles Square will they be able to walk to in Nigeria as everybody across partisan lines is simply tired of these PDP rogues… Banza Party!

    • Bidemi Lukman

      Bros, na true you talk but am afraid the PDP e-rats would not pounce on you soon. Just wait and see comments from Nigerians.

      • Wähala

        Pounce on who? They’re the least of my problems.

        • Rescue Nigeria

          …….least of our problems

  • Salako

    where are the PDP rats or its APC thats is at work again? iam sure that lunatic FFK is somewhere thinking of the rubbish that he will come out from his smelling soakway.

  • MushinSpeaks

    VP using thug to campaign…even his party is rejected in his home state….CHANGE cometh


    HAHAHA!!! Namadi(na) Namadi(na) Sambo. Another Dumbo.

  • wonderboi

    Hehe Alhaji sambo, now that the kidnapper got him how much will the ransom be. i have said this before that PDP atrocities will surely come after them

  • True Nigerian

    Jonathan should see clearly that the criminals that surround him are not telling him anything that is near the truth. Their lies that he can win the next election can only be believed by a simpleton.

    It is not a coincidence that Jonathan and his PDP are having a major setback on anywhere they turn to; problems everywhere. The thugs and supporters are demanding to be paid in order to support the party they call their own. And even when they (Jona and his gang) pay protesters/supporters, the same people that were paid would expose the PDP to the whole world by making it clear that they do not believe in the cause they appear to be defending. The pastors who have received N7b are really not able to do much for Jonathan because their congregation are now tired of unemployment and did not receive any share of the looted money which Jonathan is sharing.

    Jona’s wife is scattering everything that her husband is trying to gather and organise. If Jonathan takes one step to improve his campaign, uka madam will take 7 steps to scatter things.

    The postponement of election did not make things better. Instead, the opposition candidate began to get more endorsements from voices, characters, reputations and faces that truly matter because of their credibility.

    The postponement then attracted the attention of powerful members of the international community who are now obviously mounting pressure that further delays of the election cannot be tolerated. Yet, the postponement that was already done had painted the government black before the international community.

    And now, even the vice president is being held hostage by his own people in the North. If Jonathan had suffered this fate in the north, people would say it is because he is from the South.

    Things are just crumbling for the PDP!

    Jonathan should accept that change is here – change from his poor world view to an alternative world view, even if the latter is not of the highest threshold in quality.

    Every empire has an expiry date; all things have an end. The time of the PDP has come to an end, partly because of its own arrogance.

    Jonathan and the criminals surrounding him should accept that the end of their game has been ordained by God and the people of Nigeria. Only a suicidal fuul would want to resist a change that is approved by God and backed by the people. The outcome is often a consuming fire!

    • Sani

      What a down-to-earth narrative. Thanks in a million.

  • segun


    • Joe

      Segun, Punch news paper is APC, just as AIT to PDP. Never believe Nigerian media.

    • bib

      They were given back their arms and rejoined the entourage after being assured they will get their ‘pay’. Some governance! CHANGE!!! MARCH4BUHARI !!!

  • Ette

    God is disgracing these wicked people wherever they turn. It is now clear to all that wicked PDP has been arming thugs to unleash mayhem on innocent Nigerians and now turning the arms against themselves. Judgment time is here.

  • JibrilMusagroup

    The APC is a fragmented, violent and a disunited body, made up of all kinds of liars and evil men. We have known APC for all its kinds of propaganda ideas, they must have done this just for one to think that the PDP is also a violent party like theirs, May God see us through all their evil plans. Amen. President Jonathan has scored a moral victory against his opponents, as a role model for the younger generation to emulate as the new face of modern Nigeria. President Goodluck is the best President in Nigeria. Vote for Goodluck. #goodluck4president

  • emmanuel

    The APC (PT) would lie about everything.

  • Heck

    PT pls be professional!!!

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  • Usman

    In Kaduna, those reckless youths were even threatening to kill anyone that crosses their way, we have seen terrible incidences the day PDP conducted its rally in Zaria, it was horribly bad

  • same old APC sponsored rubbish—————–what message will the thugs have for buhari who has been holed up in london for weeks———–with no seven cate to show for his rank of a general