El-Rufai: Angry youth attack Gov’s convoy in southern Kaduna

El-Rufai: Angry youth attack Gov’s convoy in southern Kaduna

Executive Governor of Kaduna State Nasir El-Rufai speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kaduna, Nigeria November 1, 2016. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Some angry youths in Kaduna have attacked the governor and deputy governor's convoy on their way to Jema'a LGA.

The convoy of Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, was reportedly attacked by angry youths in the state.

According to a report by TheCable, the angry youths in the southern part of Kaduna threw stones at the governor’s convoy on Tuesday, December 21, 2016 on his way to Jema’a local government area.

Gov El-Rufai alongside his deputy, Barnabas Bantex were reportedly in the convoy when the attack occured.

It was also reported that the angry youths were protesting the continuous killings allegedly perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in the state.

it was further reported that tension has risen high in Kafanchan after a 24-hour curfew imposed by local government authorities.

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Speaking at the palace of Muhammadu Muhammadu, emir of Jema’a; the governor said: “I and the deputy governor took oath of office to protect lives and property of all citizens and we are committed to ensuring that this is achieved.”

While calling on leaders in the Southern region of the state, El-Rufai pleaded with the youth not to take laws into their hands in the event of any crisis.


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