Goje petitions IGP, Malami, others over assault in Gombe


The senator representing Gombe Central, Danjuma Goje, has written to the Lawyer General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, stressful an investigation into the violent assault on him final Friday.

He has furthermore petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba; chairman of the Police Service Price, the Minister of Police Affairs and the Commissioner of Police in Gombe Issue.

The letter, viewed by PREMIUM TIMES, changed into dated 8 November and signed by his attorney, V.C Nwadike.

In the petition, the lawmaker described the assault as an unprovoked attempt by the ADC and the CSO to the Governor of Gombe Issue, to execute Mr Goje and his Private Assistant.

This paper reported how the lawmaker’s convoy changed into attacked on Friday by suspected political thugs while he changed into going to the sing capital to lend a hand a bridal ceremony.

Residents who witnessed the incident said the suspected thugs blocked the Gombe-Bauchi dual carriageway reach the World Conference Centre within the sing and residing bonfires on the avenue.

Mr Goje’s media aide, Lilian Nworie, who confirmed the incident, said one existence changed into lost and loads of cars, collectively with the senator’s, had been vandalised.

The petition

The attorney, within the petition, talked about the sing governor’s ADC, Zulaidaini Abba and Sani Bajoga, the governor’s CSO, as those within the inspire of the assault.

The duo, he said, led the thugs alongside some security personnel to the set – with autos belonging to the sing authorities.

They, thereafter, ordered the thugs to assault the convoy, killing one individual.

“…The ADC and the CSO commanded the a bunch of thugs bearing suits, brief axes, knives…to assault our client and folks with him.

“Our client changed into lucky now to no longer be killed however his private Assistant, Adamu Manga, obtained several cuts… below the supposition that our client changed into the one being matcheted.

“It’s a long way our client’s count on that the Inspector-General of Police reason the matter to be discreetly investigated with the purpose of bringing the officers and all those against whom prima facie case might be disclosed to justice by prosecuting them after disciplinary action has been taken against them to lend a hand as (a) deterrent to others.

“Our client is confident within the Inspector General of Police sense of Justice and trusting within the skill of your men and officers to attain an intensive and unbiased investigation into the allegations,” phase of the letter learn.

Gombe govt reacts

The Gombe Issue Govt has since said the faded governor “triggered a breach of peace within the sing capital with his talk over with to the sing.”

The Issue Commissioner for Data and Culture, Julius Ishaya, accused Mr Goje of mobilising and arming thugs from numerous LGAs below the pretext that his supporters had been accompanying him from the airport into the sing capital.


“It’s a long way unlucky that Goje has no longer left his outmoded ways and is curved on bringing inspire his brainchild (Kalare) to unleash mayhem and worm the mute ambiance of Gombe Issue.

“Gombe sing has been witnessing relative peace and team spirit due largely to the resolution and avowed dedication of Governor Inuwa Yahaya in that course and therefore the authorities would no longer stand by and learn about desperate politicians unleash fear and violence on innocent residents to the extent of getting folks killed, he said in a press liberate.

He furthermore vowed that the authorities will create particular perpetrators of the act, no matter how extremely placed, are brought to book.

Already, Mr Goje’s daughter, Hussaina Goje, has resigned as the sing Commissioner for Surroundings and Woodland Sources.

Her resignation, which she said changed into in step with private causes, came a day after suspected political thugs assaulted her father.

Both Messrs Goje, a faded governor of Gombe Issue and the incumbent governor, Inuwa Yahaya, were at loggerheads.

Curiously, they’re both members of the identical ruling All Progressives Congress, which took over the sing from the Peoples Democratic Party at the 2019 classic elections.

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