- Bauchi state Ningi local government area secretariat has reportedly been burnt by unknown thugs
- The state police command’s public relations officer, Kamal Datti has confirmed the occurrence
- Datti said it’s unfortunate this could happen when the whole country is preaching peace
The Bauchi state police command’s public relations officer, Kamal Datti, on Sunday, May 6, declared that some unknown hoodlums burnt part of Ningi local government area secretariat in the state.
Datti, who made the disclosure in an interview with News Agency of (NAN) in Bauchi said “the incident occurred on Saturday during the conduct of APC ward congress across the state.
“Some hoodlums went and set fire on part of the Ningi local government secretariat building while the congress was going on.
“It’s unfortunate this could happen when the whole country is preaching peace. We were able to make one arrest, he is in the (police) custody providing useful information.”
The PPRO, who said the command had commenced investigation into the incident, gave assurance that those responsible for the arson would be brought to justice.
Kamal, however, said the APC ward congress was smooth and peaceful across the state, apart from the Ningi incident.
In a telephone interview with NAN, Auwal Ningi, an APC chieftain, described the incident as unfortunate.
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“Violence cannot solve problems and political misunderstandings. Some part of the secretariat building was set ablaze; the caretaker Committee Chairman office precisely.
“But, we can’t conclude that the incident occurred because of the congresses. The party is still looking into the matter and what to do about it.”
It was learnt that the incident was due to people’s alleged grievances towards the APC ward congress held on Saturday, May 6.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Rep. Umar Bago (APC-Chanchaga) on Sunday, May 6 declared that the APC ward congress was an eye-opener to members of the party and served as a great lesson.
Bago, who disclosed this in Minna said the congress indicated that new strategies must be deployed to win back the heart of the people.
“If there is anything that we have achieved in this Congress is that we left the grassroots after our victory for a while, which is not suppose to be.“
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