Reps member stoned by constituents in Taraba

Reps member stoned by constituents in Taraba

- The attack occurred on Saturday, March 31 as the lawmaker presented gifts to some APC executives in Bali local government

- The lawmaker was injured in the attack before he was carted away to safety by security operatives

- The angry constituents accused the federal lawmaker of abandoning them for years only to show up just before elections

A member of the House of Representatives Garba Hamman Julde was attacked by some angry people from his constituency in Taraba on Saturday, March 31.

The Cable reports that Julde, who represents Bali/Gassol federal constituency, was stoned by his constituents for allegedly abandoning them.

According to reports, the angry citizens hurled stones at the lawmaker who was saved from very serious injuries by security operatives that ferried him to safety.

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

The Cable quoted an eyewitness Musa Sandirde as saying that all hell broke loose as the lawmaker finished his speech and moved to present the gifts to the Bali executives.

“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.”

One of Julde’s aides who did not want to be named confirmed the attack.

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The attack on Julde comes just weeks after suspected hired thugs on Saturday, March 3, attacked Ahmed Ogembe, the senator representing Kogi central senatorial district, and injured many of his supporters. reported that the thugs numbering about 20 reportedly invaded the venue of an empowerment programme that Senator Ogembe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) federal lawmaker, held in Okene.

The thugs reportedly arrived at the venue with dangerous weapons early in the morning, destroyed the venue and injured several people who came for the programme including Ogembe’s supporters.

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