Abu Ibrahim, the senator representing Katsina South, and Amiru Tukur, the House of Representatives member for Bakori/Danja Federal constituency narrowly escaped mob action at a political event organized by the Katsina State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday in Funtua.
Stones and shoes were used in attacking the dignitaries.
Some vehicles in the entourage of the governor were smashed by irate youths while security personnel had to use tear-gas to disperse the crowds and free the dignitaries.
The event, according to NAN, was an APC rally where the ruling party was accepting defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) and other parties into its fold.
The event, however, ended abruptly.
Reports say the trouble started when some youths started chanting “Bamaso Abu Ibrahim’’ (We don’t want Senator Abu Ibrahim) and then started throwing stones and shoes at dignitaries and entertainers invited to perform at the event.
Amiru Tukur, the Representative from the area, suffered an injury while Abu Ibrahim, along with some of his aides and supporters, who were trying to rescue the senator, were also assaulted.
VIDEO: Protesters chase after Senator Abu Ibrahim in Funtua, Katsina state after disrupting @APCNigeria rally yesterday pic.twitter.com/bMHEM5GHAI— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) April 16, 2017
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