Gov. Yahaya Accuses Goje Of Sponsoring Thugs To Disrupt Peace In Gombe

Gombe State governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, on Friday, accused Senator Danjuma Goje (Gombe Central) of causing a breach of peace in the state capital.

In a statement Friday evening, made available to newsmen by Mr. Julius Ishaya Lepes, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Culture, Governor Yahaya also accused Goje of been responsible for the deaths of 2 youth during the Eid el-Kabir Sallah celebration in the state.

“Gombe State Government has condemned in strongest term, the breach of peace in the state capital, caused by the visit of a former Governor of the state and Senator representing Gombe Central, Sen. Muhammad Danjuma Goje.

“The former Governor, in his characteristic manner, decided to mobilize thugs from various LGAs armed to their teeth under the pretext of accompanying him from the airport into the State capital, for reasons best known to him.

“Recall that during the last Eid el-Kabir Sallah celebration, the same person sponsored some thugs that threw caution into the wind and went on rampage, leading to loss of 2 lives.

“Also, just last week at Deba in Yamaltu, Deba LGA, the same scenario played out at the instance of the Senator.

“It is sad that Goje has not left his old ways and is bent on bringing back his brainchild (Kalare) to unleash mayhem and bug the peaceful atmosphere of Gombe State.

“Gombe state has been witnessing relative peace and harmony due largely to the determination and avowed commitment of Governor Inuwa Yahaya in that direction and therefore the government would not stand by and watch desperate politicians unleash terror and violence on innocent citizens to the extent of getting people killed.

“While sympathising with families of the victims, Government commends the security agencies for their timely intervention in bringing the ugly situation under control.

“His Excellency, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, as the Chief Security officer of the State, will not renege on his responsibilities and therefore will do everything necessary to protect the lives and property of the citizenry.

Government will make sure that perpetrators of the unfortunate act, no matter how highly placed are brought to book”, the statement reads.

Meanwhile, media aide to Senator Goje, Mrs. Lilian Nworie, had confirmed to journalists that some angry youths, suspected to be thugs, attacked the convoy of her Principal Friday morning.

Nworie said, some “political thugs” attacked the vehicle of the former governor and stopped him from entering Gombe, the state capital.

According to her, Goje left Abuja on Friday morning for a personal engagement in Gombe.

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