Unknown gunmen on Saturday attacked the campaign office of Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central), the Police said.
According to the lawmaker’s aide, Suleiman Sule, some supporters of the senator who has been embroiled in one controversy or the other in recent times were having meeting at the office, when the hoodlums came in large numbers and started attacking people.
Some residents of the area who witnessed the attack said the attackers came in large numbers.
“They were all with dangerous weapons and all headed across the road where Shehu Sani’s office was. They dispersed some people who were holding meeting in the office,” one resident said.
“Thank God it is a busy area and there is always the presence of police officers. Before it could get out of hand they thugs ran away.”
A police spokesperson who identified himself as Abba Danjuma, an Inspector, confirmed the incident, but called for clam.
“The Kaduna police are on top of the situation as our officers have arrived the scene and investigation has begun. There was also no report of casualty at the moment,” the police said.
Reacting to the development, the senator who was recently suspended indefinitely by a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state have blamed Governor Nasir El-Rufai for the attack.
Mr Sani in a statement posted on his official Facebook page said: “Some few minutes ago I received a report that some heavily armed thugs raided and attacked my constituency office located at Stadium Roundabout by Constitution Road, Kaduna.
“They unleashed terror on my social media team whom where meeting in the office. They vandalized the office in their violent act.
“We have the lead and the information that Thugs were fully recruited and paid by political appointees of Governor Nasiru el-Rufai,” he said.