Mob Stones Lawmaker In Taraba

A mob is reported to have stoned Garba Hamman Julde, a member of the house of representatives from Taraba state.

Julde is representing Bali/Gassol federal constituency in the lower legislative chamber.

The mob on Saturday reportedly hurled stones at the lawmaker for allegedly abandoning them.

The lawmaker had presented 11 motorcycles and one car to the ward executives and local government chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bali local government.

Before security operatives scuttled him to safety, the lawmaker was said to had sustained injury.

Musa Sandirde, a witness, said that the lawmaker was attacked just as he finished a speech and moved to present keys to the car and motorcycles to Bali executives.

Sandirde said the constituents vowed not to reelect him in 2019.

“Trouble started after he ended his speech at the rostrum and was making way to present key of the motorcycles to the beneficiaries,” he said

“There and then, some youth started chanting ‘ba mu so’ in Hausa while at the same time throwing sand, stones and sachets of pure water at him. Police then quickly intervened and moved him to safety.”

 

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