- The police command in Adamawa has confirmed an attack on Fawas Mohammed, an APC chieftain
- Fawas and four other persons were attacked with acid by some persons described as political thugs in the state capital
- As claimed by Mohammed, one of the victims was severely injured during the attack and is being attended to in a specialist hospital
According to the popular APC chieftain who spoke with journalists on Tuesday, January 11, the attack was politically motivated, Sahara Reporters reports.
Mohammed alleged that the attack was masterminded by Abubakar Sarki, a Yola North party chieftain.
He disclosed that one of the victims was badly injured and is receiving treatment at the Specialist Hospital, Yola.
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“After attacking us with acid in late December 2021; again, on Friday, January 6, 2022, at about 6:30 pm, hoodlums invaded my house at Gimba Street, Jimeta in the Yola North LGA.
"The hoodlums beat me to a comma and one of them openly warned me to stop granting interview on radio and criticising the government."
The spokesperson of the Adamawa state police command, Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the acid attack on Tuesday and added that the incident has been reported to Jimeta Police division.
However, Sarki had denied the claim, referring to it as cheap blackmail.
The politician said he has been invited to the state command of the State Security Service (SSS) for questioning.
“I was invited by DSS in the state over the matter where I categorically told them that I don’t know anything about the alleged attacks."
Police deny attack on SGF Boss Mustapha’s hometown in Adamawa
Meanwhile, following the alleged bandit attack at the hometown of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha in Adamawa, the state police command had reacted.
The police said that the online report that Boko Haram insurgents and bandits had attacked the town was false.
Legit.ng gathered that the police spokesman in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje, said there was no truth in the report that the people of Dabna and Kwabre Villages in Dugwaba district of Hong local government area had abandoned their homes as a result of alleged attacks.