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- Gunmen in Adamawa on Sunday, February 5, attacked the convoy of Lami Ahmadu Fintiri, the first lady
- It was gathered that while Mrs Fintiri escaped the attack, a member of the press crew who accompanied her was injured
- On its part, the police command in the state said those responsible for the attack must be brought to book as a team of detectives has been deployed to investigate the incident
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Adamawa - Lami Ahmadu Fintiri, the first lady of Adamawa state, on Sunday, February 5, escaped an attack on her convoy by a gang of gunmen around Muchala town in the Mubi area of the state.
According to Sulaiman Nguroje, the spokesman of the police command in the state, who confirmed the incident, Lami's motorcade came under attack as they entered the area to attend a religious gathering.
Nguroje reported that the thugs smashed the 18-seater bus conveying the press crew, injuring one person identified as Dauda, a sound system operator at the Adamawa Government House
Daily Trust reports that a member of the entourage revealed that the first lady Fintiri was unhurt and had since returned to the state capital, Yola, while Dauda is receiving treatment in a hospital.
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Giving a stern warning to armed gangs, the command vowed that the culprits will never escape justice as the force is determined on ensuring peace always in the state.
Speaking further, Nguroje said the commissioner of police in Adamawa, SK Akande, has deployed operatives of the command drawn from the Special Rapid Response Team (SRRT) and other tactical squads in the area.
“Those deployed are to checkmate and arrest the culprits, to coordinate timely response to distress calls and to prevent political gangsterism in the state."
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Ahmadu Fintiri, the governor of Adamawa state, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was scared to showcase the infrastructural projects of his administration to the visitors.
The governor said this is the reason the opposition in the state decided to flag off its governorship campaign in the state on the outskirt of Yola, Adamawa state capital.
Fintiri, who is seeking his second term ambition under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was earlier reported to have denied the APC the request to make use of Ribadu's Square at the state capital.